On 3/2/06, Jim Grisanzio <Jim.Grisanzio at sun.com> wrote:
> Felix Schulte wrote:
> > On 3/2/06, Jim Grisanzio <Jim.Grisanzio at sun.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Thanks to Juergen Keil for this bug fix below and to Minskey Guo for
> >>sponsoring the fix through to putback:
> >>
> >>Putback #39
> >>ID: 6388096
> >>Desc: NULL pointer dereference panic in sd_range_lock()
> >>Submitted by Juergen Keil on 2/21/06
> >>Sun Sponsor: Minskey Guo
> >>Putback to Nevada 36 on 3/2/06
> >
> > Jim, could you please post the patch diffs (diff -u), too? That may be
> > helpful to see what changed exactly.
> Hello, Felix. You may want to check the request-sponsor
> forum http://opensolaris.org/jive/forum.jspa?forumID=27
> because contributors often post initial diffs there.
That's the problem. Usually they post _links_ to the patches (such as
http://richlowe.net/patches/6221730.diff) but no patches itself. In a
few months or years these links are invalid, making it very hard to
keep track about changes made in the past.

And the Jive software ruins both patches and mail attachments to a
point where they are unreadable and unusable (gpatch can't apply the
patches anymore).

> To see the final code integrated, though, it's best to
> check the associated build when it becomes available.
Its extremely hard to extract single patches from the whole source
which contains hundreds of patches.

It would be cool if the diffs would be part of the announcements.
      _        Felix Schulte
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