Re: linux-next: Tree for Sep 21

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Sep 23 2016 - 14:24:11 EST

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:08 PM, Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Changes since 20160920:
> [...]
> Non-merge commits (relative to Linus' tree): 11180
> 8424 files changed, 456474 insertions(+), 237951 deletions(-)

What happened here? The previous linux-next tree was much smaller. The
"changes since" part doesn't actually talk about the almost 3000 new
non-merge commits that very suddenly showed up.

I wonder if your automation could add some notes on things like this
when clearly one of the trees changes radically. Back in 20160920,
linux-next looked fairly small compared to previous releases. And then
the next day it suddenly looked quite big.

I get the feeling that several thousand new commits just before the
merge window opens is not a good sign. Of course, I'm planning an rc8
this time around anyway, but even so this is pretty surprising.