[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers [bisection/rebase/-next]
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jun 21 00:21:51 UTC 2012
On 06/20/2012 02:42 PM, Luck, Tony 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 ...
Linus made it very clear why: he wants the branch to reflect its
development and testing history.
This is a policy decision on Linus' part; one can go either way for
valid reasons but Linus has made it perfectly clear that preserving
history beats bisectability.
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.
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