Re: Reiser4 Inclusion

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Wed Jul 19 2006 - 07:02:14 EST

On 7/19/06, Tilman Schmidt <tilman@xxxxxxx> wrote:
You can't have it both ways. Either you want everything in the main
kernel tree or you don't. Of course there will always be a limbo of
code waiting for inclusion. But if it has to linger there for too
long (again: no matter for what reason) then it invalidates the
whole concept of not having a stable API. And that would be a pity.

You seem to have this idea of everyone having some sacred right of
having their code either in the kernel or supported by the kernel
developers. That's fine, but last I checked, does not apply to Linux.
It is up to the maintainers to decide what's included and what's not.
We obviously don't want _everything_ in the kernel anyway and don't
want to stagnate the kernel development because of out-of-tree code
either. If you're unhappy about maintainer decisions, feel free to
complain to them or better yet, step up to do the necessary legwork to
get the code included. After all, that's how Linux development works.
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