[i2c] [PATCH] Blackfin I2C/TWI driver: update for 2.6.24 merge windows

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Fri Oct 19 11:23:34 CEST 2007

On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:07:50 +0200 Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> wrote:

> BTW, as a rule of thumb, I am ignoring patches that are sent to the
> LKML in addition to the i2c list. If you think that your patch is so
> important that it has to be send to a list with over 4500 subscribers
> that sees 120.000 messages each year, then who am I to dare to comment
> on it?
> If you want me to consider your patches as something that needs my
> attention, send them to the i2c list only, do not add LKML. This is
> general advice for everyone sending i2c patches, not just you, of
> course.

Disagree.  I don't think there's any benefit to anyone for developers to
hide their stuff on remote mailing lists.  Copying lkml increases the
changes that someone will spot a bug or some improvement and it generally
keeps people informed as to what's going on.

yeah, 120,000 messages/year.  But a lot of them are just noise.  Patches
are important.

And I really don't understand this huffy attitude and putting more
roadblocks in the way of our contributors.  People like Bryan are doing a
lot of work to improve Linux and most people are (or should be) grateful
for that and should be prepared to go the extra yard to help them.

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