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Date:	Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:13:59 -0400
From:	James Smart <James.Smart@...lex.Com>
To:	Ingo Molnar <>
CC:	Joe Perches <>, Greg KH <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	James Bottomley <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Theodore Tso <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	linux-scsi <>,
	linux-kernel <>,
	Jing Huang <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Moving drivers into staging (was Re: [GIT PULL] SCSI fixes for

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Yes, that's a real worry. Some time ago i suggested:
>   drivers/staging/good/
>   drivers/staging/bad/
>   drivers/staging/ugly/
>  good:  drivers that are to go upstream in the next cycle 
>  bad:   outgoing drivers being obsoleted or abandoned
>  ugly:  incoming messy drivers with active developers
> The messaging of this looks nice and the names are short and obvious.
> An added benefit is that this kind of separation makes it easy for 
> people interested in drivers/staging to follow the 'status' of drivers. 
> Once stuff goes into 'good' a different kind of review is needed than if 
> a driver goes into 'ugly'.
> The main disadvantage would be the PR angle: putting new drivers into a 
> path named 'ugly'. Not something you want to put into a quarterly status 
> report, right? If we put drivers/staging/ugly/ drivers into 
> drivers/staging/ itself, we'd solve that problem. I.e. we'd keep the 
> current scheme, but we'd also add drivers/staging/good/ and 
> drivers/staging/bad/ as two extra stages for incoming and outgoing 
> drivers.

Change "ugly" to "wip"  (work in progress).  Should remove the negative 
connotation and keeps things short. Does miss the spaghetti western theme
though :)

-- james s
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