On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 at 18:11, Linus Torvalds
<torva...@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM Andreas Gruenbacher <agrue...@redhat.com> 
> wrote:
> >
> > could you please pull the following gfs2 fixes for 4.20?
>
> No.
>
> I'm not pulling this useless commit message:
>
>   "Merge tag 'v4.20-rc1'"
>
> with absolutely _zero_ explanation for why that merge was done.

Sorry for that.

I guess rebasing the for-next branch onto something more recent to
avoid the back-merge in the first place will be best, resulting in a
cleaner history.

> Guys, stop doing this. Because I will stop pulling them.
>
> If you can't be bothered to explain exactly why you're doing a merge,
> I can't be bothered to pull the result.
>
> Commit messages are important. They explain why something was done.
> Merge commits are to some degree *more* important, because they do odd
> things and the reason is not obvious from the code ("Oh, it's a
> oneliner obvious fix").
>
> So merge commits without  a reason for them are simply not acceptable.

Thanks,
Andreas

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