Re: [git pull] drm request 2

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Mar 02 2010 - 18:41:35 EST

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Dave Airlie wrote:
> Did I mention that driver is in STAGING?

Staging is for _improving_ the quality of the drivers, not for making it

We still very much have quality standards. The staging tree is for things
to get in that don't quite _reach_ the standards we expect, but it's not a
blanket excuse for not testing things.

And yes, I expect that stuff can be a bit rough during the merge window,
after all, the whole point is that we can fix things up. But quite
frankly, if _I_ find problems on the few machines I personally build and
test on, then what does that say about the bigger picture?

IOW, I refuse to pull code that doesn't even work for me. If I did, where
would we end up? What do you think should be my minimal quality
requirements, if "Oh, it doesn't even build for me" is too much to ask

So if I find code that doesn't work, I'm not going to just say "whatever".
I'm going to reject it.

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