Subject: Re: is intel's speedstep supported?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 02/27/2004 18:04:18
On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 05:09:13PM -0500, Alexander Grigo wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that some people would like to have speedstep support.
> But, as I mentioned there was a posting on port-i386 including
> a whole set of patches. And it seems the went directly to the OpenBSD
> source tree but for some reason not (at least not the posted files)
> to NetBSD.... Why?
I can think of a few obvious reasons:
1) We don't always catch random patches sent to our mailing lists.
No particular developer is tasked with doing so, so occasionally
things slip by.
2) We do have a way to submit patches so that we can easily track
and integrate them; it's much better to submit patches with
send-pr, which is supplied with the operating system, than to
just mail them to one of the lists.
3) Taking advantage of #1 to try to cherry-pick our users, a few
OpenBSD developers make a deliberate effort to find and
integrate patches we haven't. Of course, this is a competitive
pressure on us to try to make sure that patches aren't missed,
so it's not a *bad* thing!
Still, if you want a particular patch integrated, it is best to use
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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