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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, dada1@cosmosbay.com,
	herbert@gondor.apana.org.au, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: include/linux/pcounter.h
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 08:36:50 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080227073650.GC4638@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080226.133531.69481052.davem@davemloft.net>


* David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:

> > but the main and fundamental question still remains unanswered (more 
> > than 3 weeks after Andrew asked that question): why was this piece 
> > of general infrastructure merged via net.git and not submitted to 
> > lkml ever? The code touching -mm does _not_ count as "review".
> 
> I already stated this was a mistake and it won't happen again in the 
> future.

sorry - that bit of the thread didnt seem to make it to lkml. I just saw 
this incomplete discussion with a denial and with no resolution.

And you did the right thing anyway by thinking in terms of a generic 
piece of infrastructure instead of hiding it away into say 
include/net/pcounter.h (which nobody could have objected against).

I sometimes think that the forced isolation of subsystems (rather 
strongly enforced both by -mm and by linux-next) and their hiding away 
on non-lkml lists will eventually hurt the core kernel because less and 
less people will be willing to go the trouble of doing proper 
cross-subsystem development. That results in duplicated or specialistic 
infrastructure, increased code size and longer term, ultimately less 
performance. (by the time we notice _that_ it will probably be too late 
to do anything about it)

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-27  7:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-04  9:44 include/linux/pcounter.h Andrew Morton
2008-02-05  0:20 ` include/linux/pcounter.h David Miller
2008-02-05  0:43   ` include/linux/pcounter.h Andrew Morton
2008-02-16  3:37 ` include/linux/pcounter.h Andrew Morton
2008-02-16 10:07   ` include/linux/pcounter.h Eric Dumazet
2008-02-16 10:50     ` include/linux/pcounter.h Andrew Morton
2008-02-16 12:03       ` include/linux/pcounter.h Eric Dumazet
2008-02-16 19:26         ` include/linux/pcounter.h Andrew Morton
2008-02-16 19:39           ` include/linux/pcounter.h Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-17  5:54           ` include/linux/pcounter.h David Miller
2008-02-26  9:24             ` include/linux/pcounter.h Ingo Molnar
2008-02-26 21:35               ` include/linux/pcounter.h David Miller
2008-02-27  7:36                 ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-02-28  1:27                   ` include/linux/pcounter.h Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo

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