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Re: [dm-devel] [git pull] device-mapper changes for 3.11

On Thu, Jul 11 2013 at  2:20am -0400,
Stephen Rothwell <sfr canb auug org au> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:34:48 +0100 Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > Please pull from:
> >  
> >   git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/agk/linux-dm tags/dm-3.11-changes
> > 
> > to get the following device-mapper changes for 3.11.
> The device-mapper tree exists as a quilt series in linux-next.  The
> patches in the above git tree are the same as the ones in linux-next, but
> have a different base (and the ones in linux-next were on a different
> base from yesterday as well). :-(
> Alistair, is there some reason that you cannot maintain some relatively
> stable git tree for me to fetch (instead of the quilt series).  Also,
> there is not real reason to keep rebasing this stuff (especially just
> before sending it to Linus).

Hi Stephen,

I'll be transitioning in to maintain device mapper (for 3.12).  Alasdair
will be helping me as needed but ultimately the plan is for me to be the
one sending DM changes upstream in the future.  I will maintain a
kernel.org git tree with a 'for-next' branch for you to pull.  I'll
likely base my for-next on Jens' for-next as a rule (unless that isn't
ideal on a linux-next process level).

There will be a learning curve for me initially on how to interface with
linux-next, proper git rebase protocol relative to Linus' ideals, etc
but I hope to cut through that quickly.


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