Re: Classification scheme for 2.6 kernel patches
On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 20:41:41 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:25:33PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> Agreed. The package is not a repository for cherrypicking patches
>> but intended to used as a whole thing.
> I am pretty disappointed about that attitude towards your users. What
> exactly is the problem with a little more docs to _allow_ cherrypicking?
A large problem with this is that patches in our -source packages assume a
certain order. A patch may depend upon another patch; removing one breaks
the other. We have this problem when cherry-picking changes from
bitkeeper; I'd imagine it gets even worse when you attempt to pick changes
from -source packages.