Re: [GIT PULL] Ceph updates for 4.7-rc1

From: Sage Weil
Date: Thu May 26 2016 - 17:46:33 EST

On Thu, 26 May 2016, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 11:31 AM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Pulled and then immediately unpulled again.
> .. and having thought it over, I ended up re-pulling again, so now
> it's going through my build test.
> Consider this discussion a strong encouragement to *not* do this in
> the future - sending me pull requests at the end of the merge window
> without them having been in linux-next is a no-no, unless those pull
> requests are small and trivial (or have fixes that I'd pull even
> outside the merge window, of course).

Thank you! We'll be sure we include things in -next well beforehand next
time around, especially if it's a big diff like this one.

One point of clarification, though: in the past I've squashed down fixes
discovered during testing if the branch hasn't hit a stable tree yet
(e.g., your tree). AIUI this is(was?) standard procedure for things in
-next. Do you want us to avoid squashing if we are creeping up on pull
request time, or are you primarily interested in, say, seeing that what
has been in -next for a while is substantially the same as what you pull,
and has perhaps been there unmodified for at least a few days? Or would
you rather see fixup patches if we identify issues in the last few days of