Re: Build regressions/improvements in v5.16-rc1
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Wed Nov 17 2021 - 03:30:50 EST
On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 3:20 AM Nick Terrell <terrelln@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Nov 16, 2021, at 6:05 PM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 11/16/21 5:59 PM, Nick Terrell wrote:
> >> I’ll send the PR to Linus tomorrow. I’ve been informed that it
> >> isn't strictly necessary to send the patches to the mailing list
> >> for bug fixes, but its already done, so I’ll wait and see if there
> >> is any feedback.
> > IMO several (or many more) people would disagree with that.
> > "strictly?" OK, it's probably possible that almost any patch
> > could be merged without being on a mailing list, but it's not
> > desirable (except in the case of "security" patches).
> Good to know! Thanks for the advice, I wasn’t really sure what
> the best practice is for sending patches to your own tree, as I
> didn't see anything about it in the maintainer guide.
All patches must be sent to public mailing lists for review.
You might get away with not doing that for a simple and trivial fix,
but be prepared to end up on people's "special" lists if you did get
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