Re: [PATCH] usb-core: Revert "usb-core: Remove Fix mes in file hcd.c"

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 - 12:05:24 EST

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 09:14:49AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On 07/23/2014 12:49 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 08:56:10AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> >> > Revert since the commit message is incorrect and the original author refuses
> >> > to fix/maintain it because "it's in the kernel already".
> > How can someone "fix" a commit message that is already in the tree? You
> > can't. The code part is correct, so why introduce the issue back?
> (I'm not trying to be aggressive, I just think that I misunderstand how this
> part of the process works exactly).
> I thought we can always edit -next trees? Why do we have to maintain fast forward
> on them?

I can never edit my public trees, because people base their work on
them, and they are public.

> What happens, if for example you take a patch that causes build breakage? Would you
> add a revert after that or just yank the commit out of the tree?

I add a revert, or add a patch that fixes it.

> If you add a revert and leave the original broken commit in, wouldn't it cause issues
> for anyone trying to bisect a build breakage?

Yes it does.

I can not rebase my public trees, nor should any other kernel
maintainer. This has been true for _many_ years.

greg k-h
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