Re: [PATCH] Patches for tiny 386 kernels, again. Linux kernel

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 17:19:18 EST

Randy Dunlap wrote:

This seems reasonable, so I tried to use it. Here are the results
and comments and meta-comments.

1. Please forcibly wrap text lines in mail body at around column 70-72.

2. Put patches inline in the mail body, not as attachments.

I'll offer this suggestion, knowing it may piss you off, given the difficulty of preserving whitespace on *many* mailers without using attachments, and given that attachments can be saved easily without prying them out of the message, why don't you (one person) switch to a capable mail agent, if only for patches, instead of trying to teach many people to jump through hoops to avoid whitespace issues?

Not criticizing, just seems easier for everybody for you to avoid teaching people things they don't find useful elsewhere, or getting discouraged and not bothering.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
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