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Date:	Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:52:04 -0500
From:	Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>
To:	Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@...rix.com>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
	"Wei Liu (Intern)" <wei.liu2@...rix.com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com" <xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com>,
	"konrad.wilk@...cle.com" <konrad.wilk@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH V4 02/13] netback: add module unload function.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@...rix.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 20:34 +0000, Eric Dumazet wrote:

[...]

>
> I don't think it is at all unreasonable to ask for bug fixes but in this
> case Wei's series is removing the code in question (which would also
> undoubtedly fix the bug).
>
> As it happens the fix turns out to be simple but if it were complex I
> would perhaps have disagreed more strongly about spending effort fixing
> code that is removed 2 patches later, although obviously that would have
> depended on the specifics of the fix in that case.

Lots of people are relying on git bisect.  If you introduce build failures
or known bugs into any point in history, you take away from the value
in git bisect.  Sure, it happens by accident, but it shouldn't ever be
done knowingly.

Paul.

>
>> Next time, dont bother send patches for review if you dont want
>> reviewers.
>
> The review which you are doing is certainly very much appreciated, I'm
> sorry if my disagreement over this one point gave/gives the impression
> that it is not.
>
> Ian.
>
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