Re: Linux

From: Gene Heskett
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 18:46:46 EST

On Friday 11 March 2005 14:23, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Somewhat Greg, it caught me out. OTOH, once we know that .2 needs
>> .1, we'll be ok. And it does give a quick method for us frogs to
>> define if one of them is a regression. The only thing that should
>> break if we leave one out of the squence is the EXTRAVERSION path
>> in the Makefile & we can certainly fix that easily enough for
>> testing.
>2nd that, I'm so delighted to have -stable that I will happily
> accept patches of what ever type you find easiest to produce, in
> this case sequential incrementals. Just don't screw the process by
> changing it, we can cope! Anyone who can't figure out how to
> generate the single big diff against mainline shouldn't be patching
> kernels ;-)

Humm, that might be a pretty high fence for me to jump there Bill.
ATM, what I'm running is 11.2, with the bk-ieee1394.patch, and for my
uses, it certainly seems to be bulletproof. But then I'm not running
a server with 30,000 clients either, this is your classic geeks
desktop here, even if the geek is 70 years old. Firewire Just
Works(TM), usb seems to be back among the living and I'm a relatively
happy camper. Till the next patch comes out & I'll just *have* to
try it... :)

Heck, if the next .3 patch just was a relabeled bk-ieee1394.patch, I'd
be in Hog Heaven. And if the next patch after that made my
pcHDTV-3000 card work out of the box, I'd offer the patch maker a
couple of his favorite libations. Hows that for a good deal? So
far, thats a re-install after every reboot situation now because the
replacement modules are built out of the tree.

>> Question? Is it a given that these, if they don't have warts,
>> will be in mainline 2.6.12?
>I think Linus noted his intention to grab the fixes he likes. That's
> not a determanent process by any means ;-)

We've noted that previously. OTOH, he has always managed to come up
with perfectly valid objections to those not accepted if queried
about the whynots. I can't argue with that for a heartbeat since I
don't and cannot come close to having an overall view in as much
detail as he obviously keeps in his head.

Cheers, Gene
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