[Intel-gfx] [maintainer-tools PATCH 1/2] drm-intel: add committer guidelines
jani.nikula at intel.com
Wed Dec 23 05:24:39 PST 2015
On Wed, 23 Dec 2015, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com> wrote:
> Add guidelines to help our committers make the right calls when pushing
Actually just pushed these two anyway; posted the patches for
transparency and for a place for discussion. We can update the docs as
> Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
> drm-intel.rst | 115 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 114 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drm-intel.rst b/drm-intel.rst
> index c6b0800e2dbc..66654899fed2 100644
> --- a/drm-intel.rst
> +++ b/drm-intel.rst
> @@ -71,7 +71,9 @@ The Upstream i915 Driver Repository
> -Maintained by Daniel Vetter and co. Consists mostly of `drivers/gpu/drm/i915`.
> +Maintained by Daniel Vetter and Jani Nikula, with several developers also having
> +commit access for pushing `drm-intel-next-queued`. Consists mostly of
> drm-intel-next-queued (aka "dinq")
> @@ -141,6 +143,117 @@ release. There are no fast paths.
> For predictions on the future merge windows and releases, see
> +Committer Guidelines
> +This section describes the guidelines for pushing patches. Strict rules covering
> +all cases are impossible write and follow. We put a lot of trust in the sound
> +judgement of the people with commit access, and that only develops with
> +experience. These guidelines are primarily for the committers to aid in making
> +the right decisions, and for others to set their the expectations right.
> +The short list:
> +* Only push patches changing `drivers/gpu/drm/i915`.
> +* Only push patches to `drm-intel-next-queued` branch.
> +* Ensure certain details are covered, see separate list below.
> +* You have confidence in the patches you push, proportionate to the complexity
> + and impact they have. The confidence must be explicitly documented with
> + special tags (Reviewed-by, Acked-by, Tested-by, Bugzilla, etc.) in the commit
> + message. This is also your insurance, and you want to have it when the commit
> + comes back haunting you. The complexity and impact are properties of the patch
> + that must be justified in the commit message.
> +* Last but not least, especially when getting started, you can't go wrong with
> + asking or deferring to the maintainers. If you don't feel comfortable pushing
> + a patch for any reason (technical concerns, unresolved or conflicting
> + feedback, management or peer pressure, or anything really) it's best to defer
> + to the maintainers. This is what the maintainers are there for.
> +* After pushing, please reply to the list that you've done so.
> +Detail Check List
> +An inexhaustive list of details to check:
> +* The patch conforms to `Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> + <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/SubmittingPatches>`_.
> +* The commit message is sensible, and includes adequate details and references.
> +* Bug fixes are clearly indicated as such.
> +* IGT test cases, if applicable, must be complete and reviewed. Please see
> + `details on testing requirements
> + <http://blog.ffwll.ch/2013/11/testing-requirements-for-drmi915.html>`_.
> +* An open source userspace, reviewed and released by the upstream project, must
> + be available for new kernel ABI. Please see `details on upstreaming
> + requirements
> + <http://blog.ffwll.ch/2015/05/gfx-kernel-upstreaming-requirements.html>`_.
> +* Relevant documentation must be updated as part of the patch or series.
> +* Patch series builds and is expected to boot every step of the way, i.e. is
> + bisectable.
> +* Each patch is of a sensible size. A good rule of thumb metric is, would you
> + (or the author) stand a chance to fairly quickly understand what goes wrong if
> + the commit is reported to cause a regression?
> +* `checkpatch.pl` does not complain. (Some of the more subjective warnings may
> + be ignored at the committer's discretion.)
> +* The patch does not introduce new `sparse` warnings.
> +On Confidence, Complexity, and Transparency
> +* Reviewed-by/Acked-by/Tested-by must include the name and email of a real
> + person for transparency. Anyone can give these, and therefore you have to
> + value them according to the merits of the person. Quality matters, not
> + quantity. Be suspicious of rubber stamps.
> +* Reviewed-by/Acked-by/Tested-by can be asked for and given informally (on the
> + list, IRC, in person, in a meeting) but must be added to the commit.
> +* Reviewed-by. All patches must be reviewed, no exceptions. Please see
> + "Reviewer's statement of oversight" in `Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> + <https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/SubmittingPatches>`_
> + and `review training
> + <http://blog.ffwll.ch/2014/08/review-training-slides.html>`_.
> +* Acked-by. Indicates acceptance. No reply is not a sign of acceptance, unless
> + you've involved the person (added Cc:, explicitly included in discussion).
> +* Tested-by. Please solicit separate Tested-by especially from the bug
> + reporters, or people with specific hardware that you or the author do not
> + have.
> +* There must not be open issues or unresolved or conflicting feedback from
> + anyone. Clear them up first. Defer to maintainers as needed.
> +* For patches that are simple, isolated, non-functional, not visible to
> + userspace, and/or are in author or reviewer's domain of expertise, one
> + reviewer is enough. Author with commit access can push after review, or
> + reviewer with commit access can push after review.
> +* The more complicated the patch gets, the greater the impact, involves ABI,
> + touches several areas or platforms, is outside of author's domain of
> + expertise, the more eyeballs are needed. For example, several reviewers, or
> + separate author, reviewer and committer. Make sure you have experienced
> + reviewers. Involve the domain expert(s). Possibly involve people across
> + team/group boundaries. Possibly involve the maintainers. Give people more time
> + to voice their concerns.
> +* Most patches fall somewhere in between. You have to be the judge, and ensure
> + you have involved enough people to feel comfortable if the justification for
> + the commit is questioned afterwards.
Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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