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The Usefulness Of Linux-Next

Apr 25, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Discussing the latest breakage of the linux-next tree, Stephen Rothwell noted that the problem went unnoticed due to the arm tree not currently being included, 'this is why I would have liked you to participate in the linux-next tree ...' Arm maintainer Russell King questioned the usefulness, saying, 'linux-next will not give me anything which -mm isn't giving me. As I said in the discussion, linux-next value is _very_ small for me. Sorry but true.' Several stepped in to offer some reasons that the linux-next tree is useful.

"Andrew Morton noted, 'putting arm into linux-next means that Stephen (and git) handle the merges rather than having me (and not-git) do it. Which helps me. I expect that linux-next will get a lot more cross-compilation testing than -mm. Which helps you...'"

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