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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH V4 02/13] netback: add module unload function.

On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 22:52 +0000, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 20:34 +0000, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > I don't think it is at all unreasonable to ask for bug fixes but in this
> > case Wei's series is removing the code in question (which would also
> > undoubtedly fix the bug).
> >
> > As it happens the fix turns out to be simple but if it were complex I
> > would perhaps have disagreed more strongly about spending effort fixing
> > code that is removed 2 patches later, although obviously that would have
> > depended on the specifics of the fix in that case.
> Lots of people are relying on git bisect.  If you introduce build failures
> or known bugs into any point in history, you take away from the value
> in git bisect.  Sure, it happens by accident, but it shouldn't ever be
> done knowingly.

Sure. In this case the bug has been there since 2.6.39, it isn't
introduced by this series.


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