[PATCH] removing COMPAT_43 from the linuxolator
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Aug 22 11:55:14 PDT 2003
:> If the work is a little more then you have time for I would be happy to
:> split the work with you, just point out the native syscall functions you
:> want me to split and I'll split them.
:I'd like to do as much of the work as possible. However, I realize that it
:may be holding back another project until it is done. I should have a couple
:syscalls separated by the end of the weekend.
: David P. Reese, Jr. daver at xxxxxxxxxxxx
Don't worry about the timing, and remember that I *always* favor an
incremental approach when possible. It is often nice to do things
in small chunks so one can feel that one is accomplishing something real
in the tree, so please feel free to do one or two system calls, submit
that work, do the next few, submit that, etc..
In fact, this sort of approach has major advantages even to the developer
doing the work, because he can get feedback earlier if issues come up
and correct the new work on the fly.
Nobody should feel rushed. If the timing gets tight a developer working
on A should expect that the developer working on B might spend some
time on A to get B's dependancies out of the way, and not feel put out
by that. Similarly if someone does a big commit and creates minor
irritations in the tree it is reasonable for another developer to go
in and make the minor commits required to fix the irritations without
anyone feeling put out (and so far several people have done that when
I've made big commits and I have done that when others have made big
commits), though of course it depends on the work since you don't
want to mess up another developer's patch sets if major continuing
surgery is in progress.
But I think people get the idea. We have to view the project as a group
effort which means that we have to view any code, once committed, as
being part of a greater whole rather then being owned by a particular
<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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