News Torvalds Says Only Bug Fixes Allowed After the Merge Window Closes

Torvalds Says Only Bug Fixes Allowed After the Merge Window Closes

Linus Torvalds has decided on a strict policy of only accepting bug fixes after the merge window for the Linux kernel closes.

The H Open’s Thorsten Leemhuis reported today that it appears Torvalds has started rejecting any code changes that come in after the merge window closes that do more than fix an open bug.

“Various emails from Torvalds on LKML over the following days, in which he firmly rejected a number of git pull requests and asked subsystem maintainers to submit only bug fixes, show that he means this to be taken seriously (e. g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Even some minor, supposedly risk-free clean up work has been rejected,” Leemhuis reported.

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