[PATCH 00/14] Add common OF device tree support for MDIO busses

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Wed Apr 1 12:45:02 EST 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 4:22 PM, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
> From: Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca>
> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:19:42 -0600
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
>> > It therefore didn't get any -next exposure, so it's unreasonable to
>> > merge this stuff now.
>> Since when has sitting in a -next tree been a requirement for merging
>> when the series has been kept up to date and tested?  I purposefully
>> kept it out of -next to ensure that when it was applied for real to a
>> -next tree it would be as complete, bug free, and bisectable as
>> possible since once it hits a signed-off -next branch the individual
>> commit cannot be modified.
> I know your pissed off, but take a deep breath and consider this
> from my position.
> If I don't put a line in the sand somewhere, everyone can say
> "I've been working so hard, I posted it to the lists a thousand
> times, I have tons of testers" and I have to put the change in.
> That doesn't work, so please wait until the next release to get
> your changes in.  And get them into a tree that gets exposure
> in linux-next.  Then you have nothing to worry about.

Dammit.  Why did you have to go and sound so reasonable when I was all
geared up for a pointless flame war.

well... alright... but I reserve the right to be grumpy and surly for
a few days.


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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