[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] linux-next and process

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jun 18 20:41:40 UTC 2012


On 06/18/2012 01:39 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 
> I suspect we need to open up a linux-next for version N+2 as soon as as
> version N is released and the version N+1 merge window opens.
> 
> One big thing is that if I have actively worked with a contributor to
> fix problems before merging into -tip I may send it to Linus even if the
> merge window ended up opening, this becomes a judgement call depending
> on how good I feel about the finished product, how troublesome the merge
> window have been, how valuable I consider it to be to get it into a
> particular window, and how responsive the original contributor has been.
>  I try to flag such pull requests explicitly.
> 

One big issue in "how valuable it is to get into a particular window"
includes how likely it is to serialize other work.

	-hpa



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