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Date:   Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:47:16 -0500
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Palmer Dabbelt <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] RISC-V Cleanups and ABI Fixes for 4.15-rc2

On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Palmer Dabbelt <> wrote:
> I've been maintaining the various cleanup patch sets I have as their own
> branches, which I then merged together and signed.  Each merge commit
> has a short summary of the changes, and each branch is based on your
> latest tag (4.15-rc1, in this case).  If this isn't the right way to do
> this then feel free to suggest something else, but it seems sane to me.

The individual branches with merges look fine.

What I don't really like is how very recent they are. Many of the
commits were done today, and thus clearly were never through the 0-day
robot etc.

I don't actually think the 0day robot does RISC-V at all, at least not
yet, so in this case it probably doesn't really matter, but in general
I _hate_ seeing pull requests that come in on a Friday afternoon where
a lot of the  commits clearly happened that same day. It's simply a
sign of things likely having been rushed, which in turn often leads to
issues down the line.

So the structure of the history looks ok, but I hope that "very
recently made" is a one-time thing rather than a pattern. Ok?


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