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

From: Eric Valette (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 18:40:54 EST

Marcelo Tosati wrote:

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

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

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

This kind of mails and sentence makes you lost your credibility :
        1) You said that ACPI will be merged in 2.4.22-pre,
        2) For many people ACPI (and aic7xxx) is top priority for 2.4 kernel
(see various post including alan). The reason being that most laptop are
unusable nowadays without ACPI,
        3) You do not explicitely says what you plan for 2.4.22...

So, for stupid people like me, could you take a little time to explains
the dummy's what are your views about what is top priority for kernel
and for what reasons?

I would personnally suggest that you classify the things using the
following filter :
        a) Server (SMP, SCSI, RAID, journaling filesystems, ...),
        b) laptop (ACPI, CPUFREQ, Software suspend, IDE power save,...),
        c) desktop (File system efficiency, new hardware support,...),
        d) all systems

Or maybe you simply think that software engineering is a kind of black
art that is too hard to understand for average people...

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