Open message to list moderator
spam_from_linux_mtd at chezphil.org
Tue May 29 18:30:10 EDT 2007
You have just rejected a message that I sent on Sunday. This message
provided background information to the patch that I sent at about the
same time (and which was accepted).
I sent this patch in a spirit of open-source co-operation. It fixes a
bug, but it isn't one that was affecting me. I just happened to notice
it and thought I'd try to help others by sending a patch. I wasn't
expecting to win an award for this, but I certainly wasn't expecting to
receive this lecture:
Your request to the linux-mtd mailing list
Posting of your message titled "Re: [PATCH] Fix kfree usage in
various mtd map remove functions"
has been rejected by the list moderator. The moderator gave the
following reason for rejecting your request:
"Your message contain a reference "Re:" in subject but does not
contain (Reference:, or In-reply-to:, or both) in the header. Please,
don't do like this. This breaks the mailing list messages threading.
Either reply or start a new thread. And please, glance at
http://david.woodhou.se/email.html, this is highlighted there.
Any questions or comments should be directed to the list
linux-mtd-owner at lists.infradead.org
Based on the delay and the wording, I take it that human intervention
was involved in the production of this message.
For your information, the headers were missing because I was replying
to a message that I had sent myself, and my mailer gets confused when I
do that. (I wrote my own mailer. It's called Decimail and it's
open-source. It does lots of cool things, but it's not perfect.)
Now, you have lost the explanation for the patch and have annoyed me
enough that I am unlikely to go out of my way to fix any further
problems that I spot in your code. Was this really worth it just for a
I invite other list subscribers to express their opinions.
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