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

Paul E. McKenney paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Jun 21 01:36:14 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:25:02AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 08:37:41AM +0100, James Bottomley wrote:
> > I'd also be interested in the other statistic:  What were the 1643
> > commits that were in next-20120521 but never made it to v3.5-rc1 doing
> > there (that's 17% of the next tree)?  next is supposed to be our merge
> > canary, so in theory, only commits destined for the next merge window
> > should be in there.
> 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.

Sometimes experience in -next convinces me that a given patch is a bad
idea, so I withdraw it.  Hard to imagine that amounting to 17%, though.

							Thanx, Paul

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