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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:02:41 -0700
From:	Arjan van de Ven <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
Cc:	Adrian Bunk <>, Jarek Poplawski <>,
	Thomas Bogendoerfer <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [git patches] net driver fixes

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:54:08 -0400
Theodore Tso <> wrote:

> If it's a really important bug, and it affects a huge number of users,
> or it's really bad security bug, the reality is that exceptions will
> be made to the rules.  But exceptions need to remain exceptions for
> extraordinary situations, not everyday occurrences.  And of course, if
> the bug does affect a huge number of users, someone should be asking
> the question why it wasn't detected sooner, say before the last merge
> window --- and to ask the question how many users is this bug really
> going to affect anyway?
> At least, that's my take on things,

also note that Linus said "regression or on the kerneloops list";
if it has any kind of backtrace, it'll be there if it's a common
problem that hits many users.

Arjan van de Ven 	Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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