Re: [PATCH] compat-wireless: add linux-next-pending, crap patchdirs and nagometer

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Fri May 21 2010 - 21:19:17 EST

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 06:15:36PM -0700, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 20:44 -0400, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > Sometimes you have no other option but to carry around patches.
> > This can happen for a variety of reasons. Ultimately testing of code
> > cannot happen on the kernel maintainer's clock but on your own.
> >
> > This expands the idea of the linux-next-cherry-pick patch directory
> > on compat-wireless to also allow for patches to be merged which are
> > posted to some mailing list but pending merge due to some reasons
> > (merge window is a good example). It also adds a crap patch directory
> > for those really nasty situations you can run into where you have
> > no other option but to give someone a release with some delta even
> > if the patch is not yet posted anywhere.
> Please replace "crap" with some more descriptive name, like
> "unpublished". It's better to be friendly to users and express
> frustration in a different way.

I'm using crap to keep focus on not-yet-merged-or-posted code, I refuse
to be friendly to that type of code. I want the users to be frustrated
about that code.

> > + printf "${RED}%10s${NORMAL} - Crap changes not yet posted\n" $2
> > + printf "${RED}%10s${NORMAL} - Crap additions not yet merged\n" $3
> > + printf "${RED}%10s${NORMAL} - Crap deletions not yet posted\n" $4
> You want "not yet posted" in all cases.

OK thanks, I'll fix.

> "Crap deletions" may be offensive for Linux contributors whose code is
> being deleted. Besides, if patches are not posted, somebody still spent
> time on making them. Let's not discourage those who care.


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