After a patch is accepted by the subsystem maintainer it is added to his/her kernel tree. Most of the time a maintainer tree simply feeds a more generic maintainer tree on top of it, for example changes in the usb-gadget-tree are incorporated into the more generic usb-tree. During the next merge-window the top maintainer-trees are merged into the main linux-tree by Linus. Between merge-windows these changes can also be found in the linux-next tree, in which most maintainer-trees are represented. Linux-next shows what will probably be merged during the next merge-window and can be used for example for testing purposes.
Current patchsets in this state
- 2 individual patches
- 1300 lines added
- 1300 lines removed