[Piglit] Weekly 10 Picks from Patchwork for review and friendly reminder to clean out your old patches
imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Fri Jun 19 13:18:25 PDT 2015
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> wrote:
> On 19/06/15 20:45, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:39 PM, Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> wrote:
>>> On 19/06/15 13:32, Timothy Arceri wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Unfortunately since its introduction patchwork hasn't seen a lot of love
>>>> in the Piglit and Mesa projects so I thought I'd try something out to
>>>> bring it out of the shadows and into the limelight.
>>>> The idea is simple we have many useful but long forgotten patches
>>>> sitting on the mailing list that would serve us much better sitting in
>>>> the git repo, so once a week I (or anyone else that wants to help out)
>>>> would pick 10 seemingly random older patches that could do with a
>>>> I'm hoping this will help with both clearing out the backlog of patches
>>>> and getting people thinking about patchwork.
>>>> I'm interested in feedback on what people think about this idea.
>>> Patchwork seems to fail to recognize submited patches. Eg. one of my
>>> patches is https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/51379/ but it has been
>>> commited on
>>> Why is that?
>> It's very strict about matching patches. The diff has to be identical.
>> Which it often isn't if you made minor changes, or rebased, or
> Without a bit of fuzzy matching I'm afraid this looks a bit hopeless to me:
> I believe the bulk of the patches are committed, and only a few is
> forgotten. Looking at the patchwork backlog it's fair to say a large
> portion of those committed don't get detected due to small changes. So the
> end result is that developers have to click through and babysit the bulk of
> their changes in patchwork, so that the few truly forgotten patches get to
> stand out?
> I don't think this will ever going to work. There's no incentive in the
> system for the most prolific developers to spend so much of their time, for
> the sake of the occasional contributor. The patchwork system seems bound to
> echo what happens on the mailing list: their patches get to be lost twice...
> There 's another concern -- one can only change the status of our own
> patches. So if one commits on behalf of somebody else, and that patch
> doesn't get recognized, one needs to get that other person to register and
> click through patchwork?
In order for patchwork to at all be useful you have to have admin
access on patchwork. I believe it's been handed out to anyone who's
asked. This gives you the ability to bulk-modify stuff too. At least
for the mesa patchwork, I've kept my commits relatively accurate wrt
reality. (I don't do the "superseded" thing though... I just archive.)
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