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KernelTrap: Merging in 2.6.21

Feb 12, 2007, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Following the release of the 2.6.20 kernel Andrew Morton posted a list of patches in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they will be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.21 kernel. Andrew commented, 'I'm getting fed up of holding onto hundreds of patches against subsystem trees, sending them over and over again and seeing nothing happen. I sent 242 patches out to subsystem maintainers on Monday and look at what's still here.' In response to some confusion as to what happens to these patches, he went on explain, 'once a subsystem has a subsystem tree (git or quilt) I basically never merge anything which belongs to that tree. It's always originator->mm->subsystemtree->Linus...'"

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