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Re: state of the cvs tree

To: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: state of the cvs tree
From: Lachlan McIlroy <lachlan@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:51:00 +1000
Cc: Mark Goodwin <markgw@xxxxxxx>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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David Chinner wrote:
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 09:05:15AM +1000, Mark Goodwin wrote:

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
looks like the cvs tree is broken currently - fs/xfs/ is merged up to
2.6.23-rc, but everything else is still at 2.6.22-rc state leading to
various compile failures.
I think Tim is in the middle of the .23 update and still has some more
to push in. Tim?

What else do you (or anyone for that matter) have in the pipeline for XFS?
Whilst we're taking huge patches and cleanups, let's get them all in asap.

Let's plan this a little better than "ASAP". We've already got a full queue for .24 - I'm uncomfortable with pushing anything more given the nature of the changes we've made in this cycle and we really want some testing time on that code before the .24 merge window opens. Given that we are at .23-rc6 already, it won't be long before .24-rc1 merge window is open, so lets stop pushing large changes into the tree until after the .24-rc1 merge is done.

IOWs, I consider stuff like Eric's spin lock clean to be .25 material
at this point, not .24, and we should only be taking bug fixes and small,
contained features (e.g. fallocate support) for .24. Everything else
can wait until .25....


Sounds fair to me, Dave.

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