A question about -mm tree and -next tree.

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Aug 6 10:28:38 EDT 2013

On Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:27:27 +0800, Zhan Jianyu said:

>     I found that most of the -mm patches are in -next, which  means they will be
>        tested more by all developers , but  there are still some
> patches are not
>        included in -next tree. So why are they special and how they
> make their way
>        into Linus 's mainline code ?

In general, the ones that are in Andrew's -mm tree but not in the main linux-next
tree are ones that aren't ready for prime time - either they have design issues,
or need extensive runtime testing before people are convinced they're right.

Think of it this way:  Greg HK runs the staging/ area for drivers that
still need work, and Andrew runs -mm for single patches that still need work.
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