Re: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 05:05:42 EST

On January 30, 2002 10:21 am, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
> >
> > Frankly, the only real issue in that thread was that we _do_ need
> > a tree specifically for small fixes. Preferably - quickly getting merged
> > into the main tree.
> A "small stuff" maintainer may indeed be a good idea. The maintainer could
> be the same as somebody who does bigger stuff too, but they should be
> clearly different things - trivial one-liners that do not add anything
> new, only fix obvious stuff (to the point where nobody even needs to think
> about it - if I'd start getting any even halfway questionable patches from
> the "small stuff" maintainer, it wouldn't work).

But that's exactly what Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo[1] does, has been doing for
more than a year, surely you've noticed? On top of being the nicest guy in
the world, as far as I can tell.

[1] Most of us call him <acme>.

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