RE: 2.4.22 timeline was RE: 2.4.21-rc7 ACPI broken

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 17:03:29 EST

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Grover, Andrew wrote:

> > From: Marcelo Tosatti []
> > > > Any chance to get patch against latest -rc7 ?
> > >
> > > It's big, and deemed too risky. We are shooting for 2.4.22-pre1.
> >
> > Just had a few thoughts about that and I want to have a fast 2.4.22
> > release (maximum two months). 2.4.21's development time was
> > unnaceptable.
> >
> > Lets do the ACPI merge in 2.4.23.
> I wouldn't have a problem with this, except that you've been deferring
> the ACPI merge for over a year. We've been maintaining this patch
> outside the mainline tree for EIGHTEEN MONTHS.

The main reason I didnt want to merge it was due to its size. Its just too

> Please stop leading me along. Will you EVER merge it?

Yes, I want to, and will merge it. In 2.4.23-pre.

> I am confident it will merge cleanly.
> I am confident it will cause no problems when CONFIG_ACPI=off.
> I am confident the total number of working machines will go up.
> I am willing to bet $500 of MY OWN MONEY on this.
> Talk to me, man. What would make you happy? A lot is riding on this.

Yes, we're fine. 2.4.23-pre.

2.4.22 will be a fast enough release to not piss you off on this, trust
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