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Re: Flatten sysdeps/unix/bsd/bsd4.4 into sysdeps/unix/bsd
On Wed, 9 May 2012, Roland McGrath wrote:
> We've made a huge amount of progress in a short span of time, and most
> things have gone the way you wanted them to. Frankly, I'm getting
> pretty tired of having you and Dave jump down my throat every time I
> say something can wait a few more days or even a week or two while
> we figure out how to do it safely and correctly and give the people
> who know the most about it some time for reflection.
Whenever your requests for a more general approach seem reasonable I've
tried to accommodate them as far as possible (e.g. the
initfini/crti.S/crtn.S changes). If there actually seems to be something
plausibly tricky or risky about a patch I'm happy to allow more time for
In the case of the present patch, I don't think the request for Hurd
testing was reasonable, given the current state of Hurd support in
mainline glibc, and I don't think there's anything at all tricky or risky
about the patch that further consideration could help with. It's not even
likely to be readily testable in a heavily-patched working 2.14-based Hurd
glibc, since it builds on previous sysdeps cleanups removing unused files
(files in sysdeps/unix/bsd that were overridden by bsd4.4 versions).
> I am immensely grateful for your work on libc and especially for the
> devotion of time and effort that has enabled your very quick growth
> into a clear leadership role in the project. With each passing day,
> it is harder and harder for me to infer that you have any appreciation
> for my role.
I appreciate your role in glibc. If I agree with something you or anyone
else has said, typically there is no need to say so, unless as part of
approving a patch to go in or if more opinions are needed to help build
consensus (I expect people to judge arguments on their merits). If I
think something said is unreasonable, and noone else has expressed the
same objection, then I will say so, whoever it is I am disagreeing with.
Inevitably this means comments of disagreement are more frequent than
comments of agreement. I hope other people will similarly say whenever
they think something I have said is wrong or unreasonable.
Joseph S. Myers