Why Linux 3.1 rc7 is being delayed
Sep 19, 2011, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"From Linus Torvalds <>
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:26:33 -0700
Subject Re: [GIT] Networking
On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Eric Dumazet
> [PATCH] tcp: fix build error if !CONFIG_SYN_COOKIE
> commit 946cedccbd7387 (tcp: Change possible SYN flooding
> added a build error if CONFIG_SYN_COOKIE=n
Christ Eric, you clearly didn't even compile-test this one
Which is pretty bad, considering that the whole and only *point*
of the patch is to make it compile.
The config option is CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES (with an 'S' at the
end), but your patch has 'CONFIG_SYN_COOKIE' (without the S).
Which means that now it doesn't compile when syncookies are
I really wanted to release -rc7 today. But no way am I applying
these kinds of totally untested patches. Can you guys please get
your act together?
Stop with the "this might just work" crap. Because -rc7 is just
too late to dick around like that.