Re: [PATCH 23/26] gitignore: x86_64 files

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On Tuesday 03 January 2006 18:15, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 05:39:06PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Sam Ravnborg <[email protected]> writes:
> > 
> > > From: Brian Gerst <[email protected]>
> > > Date: 1135744791 -0500
> > > 
> > > Add filters for x86_64 generated files.
> > 
> > Please don't submit this patch. If anything such ignore lists
> > for specific SVMs should be in a central place, but not spread
> > everywhere.
> If we go for a central '.gitignore' then we will most probarly see a
> file that is only added entries to, not removed. We saw that in the bk
> days.

And what's the problem with that?

> Today there are 23 .gitignores in the kernel - including the ones
> from this patchset.

And next year .cvsignores and .svnignores and .hgignores and 
.whateveriscurrentlyenvoguesvmignores ?

> In may other cases we avoid this central point of information disaster
> and we shall avoid it for .gitignore too.

Please do that outside arch/x86_64 then.

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