Re: Dropped patches -> dropped bugfix 2.4 since months !

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 18:12:28 EST

I acknowledge the validity of the patch to you and Linus and agreed for
its need. As you can see he has not got a clue nor could you sell him
one. His additude toward laptops is /dev/null, otherwise he would have
taken the patches a long time ago and had the infrastructure for proper
APM calls in place.


On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Gunther Mayer wrote:

> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >
> > Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > > Well blame that on the folks that are not taking kernel code that will
> > > allow you to solve this problem. Linus is the number one offender.
> >
> > Linus is taking some patches and not others right now... so what? A
> > couple of my patches, isolated and clearly unrelated to bio and mochel's
> > driver work, made it in. Others got dropped.
> >
> > I see several people (not just you Andre) whining about the dropped
> > patches, when it seems to clear to me that only a few things in specific
> > areas are getting applied right now. For you specifically, Andre, Jen's
> > patches have been slated for 2.5.x for a while, so it seems blindingly
> > obvious that he would not take your IDE patches at least until the bio
> > subsystem is finished and clean, since you IDE patches would clearly
> > depend on the bio changes.
> >
> > I do not believe this as a personal condemnation of your patches, or
> > bcrl's, or anyone else's.
> >
> > Patience is a virtue ;-) We have a long devel series in front of us
> > and we are only at the pre-patches to the FIRST 2.5.x release.
> Unfortunately, Andre's patch includes an important BUGFIX which must
> go into 2.4 (CompactFlash hang/IRQ storm on pcmcia-PCI adapter card).
> Despite I'm sending this bugifx for several months now it is not included yet!
> I understand Andre would like to get the whole patch accepted as I have no
> evidence he ever submitted my isolated (about 3-liner) bugfix.
> Andre, what are your plans concerning 2.4 ?

Andre Hedrick
CEO/President, LAD Storage Consulting Group
Linux ATA Development
Linux Disk Certification Project

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