Re: supposed to be shared subtree patches.

From: Ram Pai
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 21:54:31 EST

On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 15:44, Ram Pai wrote:
> , miklos@xxxxxxxxxx, Janak Desai <janak@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [PATCH 0/7] shared subtree
> Hi Andrew/Al Viro,
> Enclosing a final set of well tested patches that implement apologies. I screwed up sending the patches through quilt.

anyway I have received the following comments from Andrew Morton, which
I will incorporate before sending out saner looking patches.
sorry again,

Andrew's comments follows:

Frankly, I don't even know what these patches _do_, and haven't spent
the time to try to find out.

If these patches are merged, how do we expect end-users to find out how
to use the new capabilities?

A few paragraphs in the patch #1 changelog would help. A high-level
description of the new capability which explains what it does and why it
would be a useful thing for Linux.

And maybe some deeper information in a Documentation/ file.

Right now, there might well be a lot of people who could use these new
features, but they don't even know that these patches provide them!
It's all a bit of a mystery, really.

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