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

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Tue Jun 19 11:04:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:59:19AM +0100, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 10:25 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:

> > There's a fair chunk of -next commits that don't get merged from the KVM
> > userspace tools which don't seem to be going towards mainline at any
> > great rate (there is some debate about putting them in the kernel tree
> > at all) but on the other hand aren't really impacting anything else
> > either.

> There surely aren't 1643, are there?  But if they're not on upstream

It's not that many but it's a good percentage of that, certainly many
hundreds of them - I'd guess approximately 50% of the above.

> track, they shouldn't be in linux-next (especially if there's debate
> about whether they will go upstream).  If they have no impact (as in
> they're sitting in a defined subdirectory and are never built by a
> standard kernel build and don't get looked at by any of the kernel tests
> run on next) was there actually any point in putting them in next in the
> first place?

The goal was to get them in the standard kernel but there wasn't
complete agreement that this was a good idea.

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