Re: [patch] mtd: maps: sa1100-flash: potential NULL dereference

From: Brian Norris
Date: Sat Jul 16 2016 - 23:54:27 EST

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 12:00:41PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> I like the Fixes tag because it was my invention. :) It's a separate
> thing from -stable.

Ha, nice. Well I have nothing against the tag, and nothing against this
patch. It's good to know that the Fixes tag is not (necessarily) a
request-for-stable tag.

> It's nice for reviewing so you can see the original intent of the patch
> you're fixing. Also it forces you to find the original authors and CC
> them so hopefully they Ack the patch. The other thing is it lets you
> collect data about which patches introduce bugs and how quickly they
> get fixed. So for example, recently had an article about bug
> that are backported into the -stable tree.

All good things. I know personally it's helpful when tracking down bugs,
or backporting drivers or features.