Re: Linux Kernel-2.4.18-nj1

From: Tom Rini (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 13:06:01 EST

On Sat, Jan 05, 2002 at 11:52:21AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > Location of Linux Kernel-2.4.18-nj1
> Hi Nathan,
> Please don't take it bad, I don't want to flame you nor anybody, but I
> think that if everyone publicly announces his own tree with his own set
> of changes against the main kernel, many users will be lost quickly.
> Once, we had "only" 3 main trees for the stable release :
> - Linus' official kernels
> - Alan's who did an excellent job at combining a stable core with experimental
> drivers
> - Andrea's kernel which is more oriented towards big servers and very high
> loads.
> Now that Alan is working on something else, I can easily understand that
> people need a branch like the one he maintained, even if the majority of his
> work has been merged into the main tree.

I'd actually argue against this. When Alan picked up 2.2.x, there
wasn't someone else doing an -ac'ish 2.2 release as well. Marcelo is
doing 2.4.x now, and seems to be doing a good job of making sure stable
stuff gets in, and other stuff doesn't. The only patches that won't
make it into Marcelos tree in the very-near-term (Which is all I'll
speculate about) are the preempt (and lock-break) patches.

Please people, more trees are not always a better thing when you're all
doing the same thing.

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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