Re: [PATCH] Revert "x86/tsc: Consolidate init code"

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Sep 10 2018 - 12:23:56 EST

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 02:48:45PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Ville Syrjala wrote:
> > I asked for that before and I really do not understand why you do not even
> > make an attempt to report an issue first and allow the developers to work
> > with you to figure out what exactly is the problem. All you do is to send
> > an revert patch with a changelog which describes symptoms and probably
> > breaks more than it cures. Not really helpful, really.
> You're reading way too much into this. The revert is just a point to
> start the conversion. I've found that it's the best way to get the
> attention of the relevant developers. Other kind of regression
> reports have an unfortunate habit of disappearing into /dev/null.

1) My workflow makes things tagged as BUG and REGRESSION urgent
automatically while [PATCH] just is queued to the normal pile of
backlog, i.e. at the end. It just sprang into my eyes by chance, but in
general you might just get the contrary of what you are looking for.

2) A proper bug report with proper information (it's documented what should
be provided), is way more worth than a patch with a mostly useless
change log, which forces me to ask for the proper information instead of
having it right away.