[PATCH] removing COMPAT_43 from the linuxolator

Robert Garrett rg70 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 22 12:09:31 PDT 2003

Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :>     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 developer.
> -Matt
> Matthew Dillon
> <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bravo :)

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