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

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Thu Jun 21 19:31:13 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 04:14:00PM +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:

> > 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.

> In the case where the changes had a bug, does it really matter where
> those changes were tested? What will go upstream is something different
> (changeset + a bugfix tacked on the top). So I can't see how knowing that
> the buggy version was tested for N weeks at a particular starting SHA1
> helps at all.

Like I say mostly it shouldn't matter.  Where it does matter is if the
problem wasn't present when the change was originally developed but was
introduced when merged with some other code that changed the behaviour
of the surrounding system.

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