Re: [RFD] Explicitly documenting patch submission
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 14:53:55 EST
> > So I'd rather encourage people to sign off on even the silly stuff, than
> > to have to constantly make a judgement call. At the same time, I think
> > that if somebody _didn't_ sign off on the simple stuff, we shouldn't just
> > run around in circles like hens in a hen-house, we should just say "hey,
> > we've got brains, the process isn't meant to be _stupid_".
> One more practical point.
> Module maintainers receive patches from various hackers and commit them after
> review with the appropriate "sign-offs" to a subsystem repository.
> Subsystem maintainer makes his monthly / whatever upstream update.
> Until now he just reviews the total changes from his last update til now. To
> keep your proposed procedure consistent he would be forced now to go through
> the "trusted" step by step commitments of his module maintainers, extract the
> "sign-offs" and add his own "sign-off" to each single step before pushing the
> improvements upstream.
> IMHO it would suffice for this situation, if the "sign-offs" are tracked in
> the subsystem repository and the subsystem maintainer signs off for the
> overall patch / contribution which is sent upstream.
This is actually a problem. It forces subsystem maintainer
to have version control system and not to rm -rf it
when he needs disk space.
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