Re: Linux

From: Matt Mackall
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 16:16:46 EST

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 12:39:23AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> And to further test this whole -stable system, I've released
> It contains one patch, which is already in the -bk tree, and came from
> the security team (hence the lack of the longer review cycle).
> It's available now in the normal places:
> which is a patch against the release.

Argh! @*#$&!!&!

> If consensus arrives
> that this patch should be against the 2.6.11 tree, it will be done that
> way in the future.

Consensus arrived back when came out.

Please, folks, there are automated tools that "know" about kernel
release numbering and so on. Said tools broke with because it
wasn't in the same place that was and now this breaks with all
precedent by being an interdiff along a branch.

Fixing it in the future is too #*$%* late because you've now turned it
into a special case.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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