Re: Announce: Linux-next (Or Andrew's dream :-))

From: James Bottomley
Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 16:01:16 EST

On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 21:18 +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, James Bottomley wrote:
> > > Rebases *do*not*work* (and fundamentally cannot work) in a
> > > distributed environment.
> > Hm ... I think net is a counter example to this. Rebases certainly work
> > for them. The issue, I thought, was around the policy of rebasing and
> > how often.
> Hmm ... as far as I can see, Jeff and John (i.e. net tree downstreams) are
> pretty loudly unhappy with Dave rebasing too often, right?

That's true ... but irrelevant to the argument of whether rebasing does
or doesn't work. I don't think anyone's arguing that rebasing doesn't
cause real problems to downstream users ... when I was based on block
for the scsi post merge tree, I was just such a user ...


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