How do you see a patch series?
guilherme.salgado at linaro.org
Tue Mar 22 15:05:45 UTC 2011
On Mon, 2011-03-21 at 18:24 +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> 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? :-)
That's to decide whether we should count the patches that belong to a
series individually or not.
Guilherme Salgado <https://launchpad.net/~salgado>
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