[ovs-dev] [PATCH v8 01/16] hashtable: introduce a small and naive hashtable

Al Viro viro at ZenIV.linux.org.uk
Wed Oct 31 02:24:18 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 06:25:46PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> But whatever. This series has gotten way too much bike-shedding
> anyway. I think it should just be applied, since it does remove lines
> of code overall. I'd even possibly apply it to mainline, but it seems
> to be against linux-next.

BTW, how serious have you been back at KS when you were talking about
pull requests killing a thousand of lines of code being acceptable
at any point in the cycle?  Because right now I'm sitting on a pile that
removes 2-3 times as much (~-2KLoC for stuff that got considerable
testing for most of the architectures, -3KLoC if I include fork/clone/vfork
unification series) and seeing how maintainers of a bunch of embedded
architectures seem to be MIA...  The idea of saying "screw them" and sending
a pull request becomes more and more tempting every day ;-)

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