[Intel-gfx] drivers/drm/i915 maintenance process
jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Mon Jun 6 16:43:35 PDT 2011
On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 16:30:25 -0700
Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:24:46 -0700
> Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:36:18 -0700, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> > > Can you keep drm-intel-next fairly up to date with respect to the fixes
> > > branch? I.e. keep it a superset of drm-intel-fixes for the most part?
> > Yes, I wanted to do that now, but -fixes is not a fast-forward from
> > -next and I thought I shouldn't be doing rebases.
> You shouldn't if your downstream is using git trees and you're pulling
> from them, but it depends on your downstream. In my particular case,
> I'm ok with rebases if it means I get fixes. :)
Oh and the other big reason is testing. rebase generally voids
previous testing since you have new bits, so Linus really hates to see
a rebase just before a pull request, and I think Dave does too.
But rebasing for good reason (e.g. to make your -next branch a superset
of your -fixes branch) on occasion is fine.
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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