Patch policy -- bug 6318 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue May 5 18:46:27 GMT 2009

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 04:32:17PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> Hi!
> In bug 6318 Michael posted a patch that fixes some bug. He
> ported back a series of 4 patches that also do some good
> refactoring in master/3.4. However, for 3.3 there could be a
> much smaller patch that also fixes the problem without the
> refactoring. The refactoring consolidates code and includes
> a lot of "-" in the patch, but it's larger than strictly
> necessary.
> What kind of patch do we want for 3.2/3.3?

Personally I'd rather go for the smaller patch
without the refactoring, and keep the refactoring
in the unreleased branches. IMHO we should be trying
to do point patches only for specific bugs in the
3.3/3.2 code trees. Just my 2 cents.


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