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Date:	Fri, 21 May 2010 18:42:52 -0700
From:	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] compat-wireless: add linux-next-pending, crap patch dirs 
	and nagometer

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez
<> wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez
> <> wrote:
>> Sometimes you have no other option but to carry around patches.
>> This can happen for a variety of reasons. Ultimately testing of code
>> cannot happen on the kernel maintainer's clock but on your own.
>> This expands the idea of the linux-next-cherry-pick patch directory
>> on compat-wireless to also allow for patches to be merged which are
>> posted to some mailing list but pending merge due to some reasons
>> (merge window is a good example). It also adds a crap patch directory
>> for those really nasty situations you can run into where you have
>> no other option but to give someone a release with some delta even
>> if the patch is not yet posted anywhere.
>> The focus should always be upstream though so to avoid these
>> situations we will also provide code metrics to indicate to
>> the package maintainer how much code came from each directory,
>> including the backport code to support older kernel releases.
>> Maybe we should add the code-metrics.txt file as a print out
>> on the compat module load :)
>> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <>
> So this is what I get with what I just merged and using -p -c
> compat-wireless code metrics
>    497275 - Total upstream code being pulled
>      1393 - backport code changes
>      1163 - backport code additions
>       230 - backport code deletions
>      0.28 - % of code consists of backport work

I just realized this % is wrong as it only accounts for the *.patch
files for the backport. We'll have to exlude compat/ dir for the code
calculations and add the code there for the backport calculation.

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