Re: Please consider reverting7d930bc33653d5592dc386a76a38f39c2e962344

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 10:32:10 EST

On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Johannes Berg wrote:
> I'll rant a bit too -- I've been very annoyed by this many times. Note
> this isn't really against you (Dmitry) in particular, just another
> case ... but it does tick me off that many times when somebody manages
> to blame a failure on a specific commit the first thing they do is ask
> somebody way "above" (in terms of patch flow into mainline) the person
> writing the patch (like Linus here) to revert it.

Johannes, you're simply WRONG.

At this point (ie _way_ after -rc1), "just revert it" really is the right
thing to do. The commit was shit. It caused more problems than it fixed. I
should have reverted it immediately when that was clear. I didn't, and
because I didn't, other people then had to waste time bisecting it.

So instead of complaining about other people, I would suggest you look
yourself in the mirror. Stop thinking you "own" code. If you wrote a buggy
commit, and somebody else went through the work to bisect it, you should
(a) expect it to be reverted
(b) thank the person for finding the bug YOU introduced.
(c) be ashamed of YOURSELF
instead of whining about it as if we should thank you!

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