Re: [GIT PULL] target: Updates for v3.2-rc1 (round one)

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 05:44:45 EST

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hmm. This is not what I get. It might be a git version issue or diff
> algorithm one - although that's actually pretty unusual. Do you do
> something odd/special?

Another question: you picked a very particular and odd place to start
development. It's commit 65112dccf8a ("Merge
git://") which just *seems* to be some
"random Linux tree kernel of the day". I'm not seeing why you picked
that one.

This is not a deal-breaker, and *please* don't use this as an argument
for rebasing (quite the opposite), but it's basically a note to ask
you to just pick a better starting point next time. It's usually much
better to start from an actual release (preferably a *real* release,
like 3.0) than from a "random daily tree". Of course, using an -rc1
release is usually a really bad idea also, but in the rough timeframe
we're talking about (October 10 - two weeks ago - that's apparently
when you started worrying about this next merge window) you could have
at least picked something like -rc9 as the base.

So basically, I'm asking that people not rebase, but also spend a bit
of time thinking about "where should I start development".

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