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Date:	Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:35:56 +0200
From:	Richard Weinberger <>
To:	Stephen Rothwell <>
CC:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	"" <>,
	Linux-Arch <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] Global signal cleanup

Am 07.08.2014 02:28, schrieb Stephen Rothwell:
> Hi Richard,
> On Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:29:10 +0200 Richard Weinberger <> wrote:
>> Am 06.08.2014 13:27, schrieb Stephen Rothwell:
>>> On Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:18:54 +0200 Richard Weinberger <> wrote:
>>>> the following changes since commit 19583ca584d6f574384e17fe7613dfaeadcdc4a6:
>>>>   Linux 3.16 (2014-08-03 15:25:02 -0700)
>>>> are available in the git repository at:
>>>>   git:// signal-cleanup
>>> This has all been rebased onto v3.16 but none of the patches changed.
>> This was my indention. Also I've added some acks.
>> Did I screw something up?
> We discourage people from rebasing their trees just before asking Linus
> to pull them unless they have a good reason.  Adding Acks is not
> necessarily a good reason.  It may be a different thing if you rewrite
> your tree (without changing it base) and, given that none of your
> actual patches changed, that would have worked for you.
> In your case, since you haven't updated the branch (signal_v4) that I
> fetch for linux-next, its doubly bad as, after Linus' pulls your tree,
> I will have two copies of all those patches in my tree - which could
> easily lead to conflicts that I really don't need to have.
> Also, note that the fact that the actual patches did not change at all
> means that either you missed some change that coudl have justified the
> rebase, or the rebase was unnecessary (since the things you are
> patching did not change).

Thanks for the kind explanation.
It would be nice to see these rules written down somewhere.


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