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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
wrote:
>
> [PATCH] tcp: fix build error if !CONFIG_SYN_COOKIE
>
> commit 946cedccbd7387 (tcp: Change possible SYN flooding messages)
> added a build error if CONFIG_SYN_COOKIE=n

Christ Eric, you clearly didn't even compile-test this one either.

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 *enabled*.

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?

PLEASE?

Stop with the "this might just work" crap. Because -rc7 is just too late to dick around like that.

Linus

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