How do you see a patch series?
peter.maydell at linaro.org
Mon Mar 21 18:24:39 UTC 2011
On 18 March 2011 23:29, Guilherme Salgado <guilherme.salgado at linaro.org> wrote:
> I'm currently working on the PatchTracking spec and, wrt patch
> series, I'm wondering whether you consider the patches that are part of
> a series to be separate or the series to be a single entity?
Depends. By putting a patchset into a series I definitely mean
that in some ways it should be considered a single entity -- so
for instance in my list of pending qemu patches a series is a
single list entry, and generally they're semantically related
changes intended to be all applied together. On the other hand
sometimes you do want to think about the patches separately --
sometimes patches 1,4,5 get reviewed OK and 2,3 rejected for
rework; occasionally a partial patchset is committed.
So: a series is a single entity containing a lot of separate
patches; put another way, what's the purpose for which you
want to decide whether it's one thing or a whole pile? :-)
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