Re: [PATCH v4 08/14] powerpc: add support for folded p4d page tables

From: Qian Cai
Date: Thu Jun 04 2020 - 05:50:28 EST

> On Jun 3, 2020, at 3:05 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A bunch of new material just landed in linux-next/powerpc.
> The timing is awkward! I trust this will be going into mainline during
> this merge window? If not, please drop it and repull after -rc1.

I have noticed the same pattern over and over again, i.e., many powerpc new material has only shown up in linux-next for only a few days before sending for a pull request to Linus.

There are absolutely no safe net for this kind of practice. The main problem is that Linus seems totally fine with it.