[Ksummit-discuss] Maintainer's Summit Agenda Planning

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Oct 18 01:27:41 UTC 2017


On Tue, 2017-10-17 at 11:34 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2017, Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2017-10-16 at 17:25 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> > > On Mon, 16 Oct 2017, James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2017-10-11 at 21:51 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, 09 Oct 2017, James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at HansenPartnersh
> > > > > ip.com> wrote:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On Mon, 2017-10-09 at 18:49 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Do you suggest one big patch, that goes to who?  Or lots of
> > > > > > > little
> > > > > > > patches that go out at once to the individual maintainers of the
> > > > > > > affected code?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I was actually thinking we validate the script and if there are no
> > > > > > problems, apply it at -rc1 ... so effectively one big patch.
> > > > > 
> > > > > By -rc1 we (drm in general, drm/i915 in particular) will already have
> > > > > accumulated easily 4-5 weeks' worth of commits for the *next* merge
> > > > > window. Applying treewide stuff to Linus' tree at -rc1 forces a
> > > > > backmerge and potentially conflicts galore
> > > > 
> > > > If we're applying a semantic patch script (and we've verified it works
> > > > well enough to use the script on the -rc1 main tree), couldn't you
> > > > simply apply it to your tree at the same time?
> > > 
> > > If we did, the fixes would show up in a later kernel release. Which is
> > > just fine for us. In other words, just let subsystems and drivers handle
> > > this as they see fit?
> > 
> > Scheduling and acceptance rates are the issue.
> > 
> > Also some scripted patches require complete treewide
> > application to allow things like API changes.
> 
> As described in https://lwn.net/Articles/735468/ we have a pretty
> extensive and growing CI system in place. We don't apply a single patch
> without a pre-merge green light from CI, no exceptions. I take issue
> with applying any patches to our driver that didn't go through our CI
> first, let alone bypassing our repositories.
> 
> If an API change requires a flag day treewide change in a 15M+ line
> hierarchically developed codebase, you're just plain doing it wrong.

THe size of the codebase is not particularly relevant and
that's simply not always possible.



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