Re: [stable] Re: [05/11] SMP fix for 6pack driver

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Jul 24 2005 - 11:09:24 EST

On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 05:09:39PM -0400, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 09:35:56PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > I do agree with Francois regarding this issue:
> >
> > AFAIR, there has been not one 2.6 kernel where this driver was available
> > for SMP kernels.
> Eh... That after all is the raison d'etre for this patch :)
> > It's therefore untested which problems might arise with
> > this driver on SMP systems. I'm not arguing against including this
> > driver in 2.6.13, but isn't the right place.
> Nonsense. Most development activity for this stuff happens not on the
> internet and you won't be able to follow it unless you're a licensed ham.
> I've been circulating things patch since a while and nobody has been unhappy.

So why was it important to get it into

I must have missed the announcement that the original -stable goals have
been declared obsolete.

> > What surprises me most is that you accepted this patch is neither in
> > 2.6.13-rc3 nor in 2.6.13-rc3-mm1. There seems to be either an
> > (IMHO unfortunate) change in your policy of what patches to accept,
> > or there's a serious problem in your patch review process.
> I've sent it to jgarzik so it's somewhere on it's long way there.
> Ralf



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