[PATCH 1/4] ptrace: temporary revert the recent ptrace/jobctl rework

Matthew Garrett mjg at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 17:52:34 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:43:55AM -0700, Josh Stone wrote:

> Packagers are adding these markers of their own accord, and in most
> cases are getting them upstream as well.  It is only kernel developers
> who are so hostile/apathetic/etc.

We only deviate from the upstream kernel to fix bugs, backport features 
or add code that has a clear path to upstream. We do not deviate from 
the upstream kernel to revert a bunch of upstream fixes in order to add 
a feature that's been there for half a decade and still isn't upstream, 
especially when there's been approximately zero user demand for it to 
appear in Fedora. That's a practical attitude, not a hostile or 
apathetic one.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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