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From: Alex Williamson <>
To: Stephen Rothwell <>
Subject: Re: linux-next: back merge of Linus' tree into the vfio tree
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:14:29 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1378422869.3246.282.camel@ul30vt.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, 2013-09-06 at 09:08 +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> I noticed that you have back merged Linus' tree into yours.  Linus
> usually takes a dim view of that - especially when there is no
> explanation in the merge commit message.  i.e. you shouldn't to that
> unless you really need to - and then you should explain why you did it.

Hmm, I was hoping that wouldn't be a problem, especially with no
conflicts in the merge.  I did it because the first commit after the
merge in my next tree depends on PCI changes that have already been
merged by Linus.  Re-basing is an even bigger sin and I felt it better
to do a merge than ask for two pulls or add an unbuild-able commit to my
next tree.  How do you suggest that I resolve this?  Thanks,


  reply	other threads:[~2013-09-05 23:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-09-05 23:08 linux-next: back merge of Linus' tree into the vfio tree Stephen Rothwell
2013-09-05 23:14 ` Alex Williamson [this message]
2013-09-06  3:31   ` Stephen Rothwell

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