Re: [PATCH] HOWTO: Updates on subsystem trees, patchwork, -next (vs. -mm)

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 09:27:21 EST

On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:39:46 +0100, Stefan Richter said:
> One of the roles which -mm fulfilled some time ago (to offer an
> integration testing ground) has been taken over by -next. This is still
> news to Documentation/HOWTO, so mention it there.

> -2.6.x -mm kernel patches
> -------------------------
> -These are experimental kernel patches released by Andrew Morton. Andrew
> -takes all of the different subsystem kernel trees and patches and mushes
> -them together, along with a lot of patches that have been plucked from
> -the linux-kernel mailing list. This tree serves as a proving ground for
> -new features and patches.

Note that -mm serves other purposes than just integration testing. I'm not
sure that nuking *all* reference to it is appropriate.

On the other hand, I think there's like 3 other guys besides myself that
actually test -mm kernels, so maybe the best bet is to see if it makes it
upstream via the -mm route. ;)

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