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Re: patch submission tips

On 03-Jul-2008 Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> If you're patching the whole kernel, one kernel-file-per-patch-file will 
> be way way way too many patch files. Patch things so you generate one or a 
> few patch files. I'm also assuming you have only one logical change 
> (printf -> aprint_) in all of the files.

My fear is that if he generates one massive patch that patches 100's of files
in the kernel, and we don't apply it immediately, it will become unapplyable
within a week of him submitting it.  It might be best if he did them per unit,
or per file/directory, and perhaps made them available on the web or something,
and updated a single PR with the locations of the patches.

Tim Rightnour <>
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