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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:39:34 +0300
From:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	tsbogend@...ha.franken.de, jeff@...zik.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [git patches] net driver fixes

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 03:11:25PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: tsbogend@...ha.franken.de (Thomas Bogendoerfer)
> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 23:53:08 +0200
> 
> > On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 02:14:42PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > > Most of those changes were complete and utter CRAP.
> > 
> > thank you, but the fix I've sent (de2104x) isn't crap. The bug breaks the 
> > current debian-installer for Cobalt Qube1, when it tries to get an
> > IP address via dhcp. 
> 
> And why is this bug that has been there for YEARS is appropriate
> to fix outside of the merge window?
>...

Such a fix is even suitable for -stable.

If something is considered suitable for -stable, but not for -rc with 
one month to go before the release of the kernel, then there's something 
wrong in the process.

cu
Adrian

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