Second in a probably long series of complaints... See part 1 for the first installment.

Here's another simple and easy step that you can follow to ensure that you make a Linux kernel subsystem maintainer mad enough to never want to read your patches again:

  • Send patches to a different subsystem maintainer in order to get them into the kernel tree that way.

Now the person who did this claims they didn't really realize they were doing it this way, and the other subsystem maintainer isn't at fault, as they didn't know the whole situation either. Even so, the submitter shouldn't have sent the patches to the other maintainer in the first place, as they were asked not to do so.

And yes, sometimes it is necessary to game the system and send patches around other people, but in this case, it was not.

Oh well, life goes on...

And for those following at home, yes, this post is also brought to you by the letters S, G, and I.

posted Fri, 08 Jul 2005 in [/linux]


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