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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] qemu-xen:Correctly expose PCH ISA bridge for IGD passthrough [and 2 more messages]

On 10/05/13 11:00, Ian Campbell wrote:
On Fri, 2013-05-10 at 10:40 +0100, Pasi KÃrkkÃinen wrote:
I can only second what Ian already said - pinging on a patch that
has responses missing from the originator is bad practice. If you
wanted to ping anyone, you'd have to ping those who failed to
answer questions raised to them, not give the appearance of
requesting a patch to be taken that is only half baked.

I mostly wanted to clarify the situation with these patches,
Instead of adding more work to our already overburdened maintainers
please start in these cases by working with the submitter.

It is the submitters responsibility to respond to queries and to keep
pushing the patch as necessary. If the submitter isn't engaged any more
then you need to either pick it up yourself or find someone else who is
willing to carry the patch forward, there's no point asking the
maintainers to clarify the situation if no one is around who is going to
act on their responses.

But if he were going to pick it up, or if he wants to go work with the submitter, who may not have a clear understanding what the delay was about or how the development process works, then he'd first need to figure out what the status was, right?

This sort of "facilitating" role seems like a useful thing to do to allow contributions which would otherwise flounder to make it above the bar into acceptance.


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