Re: [GIT PULL] UML changes for 4.20-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Oct 31 2018 - 19:53:40 EST

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 4:01 PM Richard Weinberger <richard@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Okay, so my rebase was in vain, I thought you don't like pull requests
> with such an old base.

Some *really* old bases can cause problems, but generally that's if
it's more than a year old (or if there's been some major upheaval that
happens to particularly strike your particular code).

Honestly, I don't think I can recall any actual "that is based on
something so old that it actually gets problematic" case ever having
happened. But I could imagine it.

So if it's "a release or two", it's not worth rebasing for. Not unless
there is some other pressing reason (ie some screw-up that requires a