Re: RFD: Kernel release numbering
From: Dave Jones
Date: Thu Mar 03 2005 - 04:13:53 EST
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 12:53:53AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> And sometimes, people really want those "big" fixes, and they switch to
> using the bk-usb patchset, or the bk-scsi patchset. That happens a lot
> for when distros work to stabilize their release kernels.
For those that have no intention of staying close to mainline maybe.
The fact is that before a bitkeeper tree (or any other SCM tree) gets
merged with mainline, its subject to change. Sometimes completely dramatic
'throw it all away and start again' changes. I know this because I've done it,
I know you've done it with pci/usb trees, and various other folks have
done it with their trees.
Pulling whole random subsystem bk snapshots into a vendor tree without
significant review of all contained changesets is the path to madness
unless you're prepared to maintain the resulting mess forever.
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