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Date:	Sun, 10 Dec 2006 17:23:59 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...l.org>
To:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de>
cc:	Chris Wedgwood <cw@...f.org>, Daniel Drake <dsd@...too.org>,
	Sergio Monteiro Basto <sergio@...giomb.no-ip.org>,
	Daniel Ritz <daniel.ritz@....ch>,
	Jean Delvare <khali@...ux-fr.org>,
	Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@...com>,
	Brice Goglin <brice@...i.com>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	Bauke Jan Douma <bjdouma@...all.nl>,
	Tomasz Koprowski <tomek@...rowski.org>, gregkh@...e.de,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-pci@...ey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz,
	Alan Cox <alan@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: RFC: PCI quirks update for 2.6.16



On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 
> If life was that easy...  ;-)

No. Life _is_ that easy.

If the 2.6.16 stable tree took a patch that was questionable, and we don't 
know what the right answer to it is from the _regular_ tree, than the 
patch violated the stable tree rules in the first place and should just be 
reverted.

Once people know what the right answer is (and by "know", I mean: "not 
guess") from the regular tree having been tested with it, and people 
understanding the problem, then it can be re-instated.

But if you're just guessing, and people don't _know_ the right answer, 
then just revert the whole questionable area.  The patch shouldn't have 
been there in the first place.

It really _is_ that simple.

Either it's a stable tree or it isn't. 

		Linus
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