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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86_64 ia32 syscall restart fix
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:17:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080229171737.GA10604@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.1.00.0802290855230.17889@woody.linux-foundation.org>


* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> So the kernel is probably fairly odd in generally not asking for any 
> fixed-format stuff at all (like the GNU changelogs do) but instead 
> writing a small human-readable novella ;)

i think it's also a good learning tool. Subscribing to git-commits-head 
might be more useful to a newbie these days than subscribing to lkml :-/

and one area where commit messages are totally important IMO is bug 
forensics. For every regression we find we try to put in the commit ID 
that broke it. Information like that is vital to have a good (and 
objective) picture about how bugs get into and get out of the kernel and 
it also alerts us to change/improve infrastructure if certain categories 
of bugs happen too often.

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-29 17:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-29  3:57 Roland McGrath
2008-02-29 15:52 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 16:26   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 16:45     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 17:03       ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 17:17         ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-02-29 17:37           ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 21:02             ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-29 21:20               ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-01  5:48                 ` [stable] " Greg KH
2008-02-29 22:42     ` Roland McGrath
2008-02-29 23:18       ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-07 22:56 ` [PATCH] x86_64 ptrace orig_ax on ia32 task Roland McGrath
2008-03-07 23:18   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-08  1:37     ` Roland McGrath
2008-03-10 19:19   ` Chuck Ebbert
2008-03-10 19:48     ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-10 20:01       ` Roland McGrath
2008-03-11  9:32         ` Ingo Molnar

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