Re: [ALSA PATCH] 1.0.9b+
From: Dave Jones
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 16:13:49 EST
On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 03:06:02PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > The git-alsa.patch in -mm which I obtain from
> > master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/perex/alsa-current.git is
> > empty. So we're now wanting to merge 4,000 lines of unreviewed code which
> > hasn't been tested in -mm at approximately the -rc4 stage.
> Lots of people install ALSA independently from the kernel (like all the
> audio oriented distro users), probably a lot more than run -mm, so it's
> not completely unreviewed.
There's a big difference between 'unreviewed' and 'untested'.
With drivers that support n variants of a piece of hardware,
hearing back that a driver works fine from someone isn't really
worth anything if the changes break for all the other users
of that driver that have a different variant, which haven't tested it yet.
We have a testing/review process in place, attempts to short-circuit
it should be prevented. Especially from a subsystem that
historically has had a number of issues wrt regressions each release.
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