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Date:	Mon, 15 Oct 2007 08:21:13 -0500
From:	"Jose R. Santos" <jrs@...ibm.com>
To:	coyli@...e.de
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: question about patch queue and ext4-git

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:46:32 +0800
Coly Li <coyli@...e.de> wrote:

> Thanks for the replying :-)
> 
> Jose R. Santos wrote:
> > On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:36:05 +0800
> > Coly Li <coyli@...e.de> wrote:
> > 
> >> Now in my mind there are several words for ext4 patches, most frequently one are "patch queue".
> >>
> >> I see the patches in patch queue from
> >> http://www2.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tytso/ext4-patches/LATEST/broken-out/ .
> >> Also I confirm some of the patches are in ext4 git tree now, but I am not sure for two questions:
> >> 1) Whether all the patches are in ext4 git tree ?
> > 
> > Yes, all these patches should be in ext4 git tree.
> > 
> >> 2) This patch queue is only used to push ext4 patch into upstream ?
> > 
> > The patch queue series is divided into stable and unstable patches.
> > The stable patches are the one usually the ones used to push back
> > upstream, while the unstable section has the patches for development
> > purposes only and are not ready for pushing upstream (and some may
> > never make it in).
> 
> How to recognize which patch is stable patch and which one is unstable patch ?

Look in the series file.  The mark where the stable patches end is
documented there.
  
> > 
> >> Also there is a patch-queue git at http://repo.or.cz/w/ext4-patch-queue.git , is it same to the
> >> patches in http://www2.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tytso/ext4-patches/ ?
> > 
> > Same thing bug in git format.  I believe Ted updates his patch queue
> > from the patches in the git tree repo, so  if you want latest/greatest
> > the git tree is what you want.
> > 
> >> Thanks for clarifying :-)
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > -JRS
> 

-JRS
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