RFC: xserver commit process changes

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Mar 1 15:39:22 PST 2013

On 02/28/13 01:58 AM, Keith Packard wrote:
> Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> writes:
>> This has worked reasonably well since we started for server 1.8. If 
>> nothing else, it has made git master a lot more reliable. However, Keith 
>> is the bottleneck to get anything into master. The delay to get a pull 
>> request merged has been quite random, depending on Keith's other 
>> workload. I'm struggling with this a lot at times. Bugs cannot be closed 
>> even though the work is done, local branches cannot be merged and 
>> finalised. Apparently others face similar issues.
> Yeah-- my delay is somewhere between an hour and a week, depending on
> other things going on. And, the process for merging patches is pretty
> formalized now that we've done this a lot. It's not entirely mechanical
> though, the key is to have some idea whether a patch has 'sufficient'
> 'credible' review, and whether there are any outstanding questions about
> it.

There did seem to be a few more complaints in this release cycle about
patches/pulls just getting lost though - I had at least one that didn't
make it in, though Peter has pulled to his -next branch, and I saw others
saying theirs were missed too.   Was there a problem with your mail filtering
or tools?

I've attached my lost pull request - I never saw any answer other than Peter's.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc
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