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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:39:34 +0300
From:	Adrian Bunk <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [git patches] net driver fixes

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 03:11:25PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: (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.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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