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Re: New XFS git tree on oss.sgi.com

To: Lachlan McIlroy <lachlan@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: New XFS git tree on oss.sgi.com
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 22:28:44 -0500
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <492C9FB9.3090204@xxxxxxx>
References: <492BA7AD.5080007@xxxxxxx> <20081125081644.GA20644@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <492C9FB9.3090204@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)
On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00:41PM +1100, Lachlan McIlroy wrote:
> We would prefer patches based on the master branch but patches can be
> against the mainline, master or xfs-dev branches.  If a patch against
> mainline or xfs-dev doesn't apply cleanly to the master branch we may
> ask the author to rebase that patch against the master branch.  If a
> patch to the master branch needs auxillary changes to files that only
> exist in the xfs-dev branch (ie xfsidbg stuff) we may ask for an
> additional patch from the author.

Seems like a complicated setup, and not very friendly to patch
submitters.  Why acn't we just submit all patches against the -dev
branch?  Especially for dmapi-related patches everything else will
be a real pain.

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