[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers [bisection/rebase/-next]

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 23:49:17 UTC 2012


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 08:50:02AM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:42:01 +0000 "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck at intel.com> wrote:

> > > > This is why I suggested that "-rc5" should be declared as the rebase
> > > > deadline for trees feeding into linux-next ... and that maintainers
> > > > should be ENCOURAGED TO REBASE for any issue where it makes sense.

> > > We used to do that in -tip, and Linus ripped us a new **** for it.

> > It would be good to poke Linus a bit more on why ...

> The problem is that once a tree is published, it may be merged into other
> trees.  I you then rebase the original, you need to track down the trees
> that merged it and rebase them as well.  Almost every release I see cases

The other thing Linus always says on this issue is that it discards data
about where the changes were actually tested.  Mostly that shouldn't
matter but sometimes it might.


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