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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/5] MAINTAINERS: Change tmem maintainer.

On Tue, 2013-05-14 at 14:26 +0100, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> And whether some maintainers prefer git pulls or just plain old regular 
> patches.

AFAIK the default remains patches for all committers.

Remember that there are multiple people who might commit any given
series once it has ACKs from the appropriate maintainer(s). In theory
any committer can apply any patch with acks from the right maintainers,
in practice we tend to let the committers who are also maintainers of an
area take care of it. If a series crosses boundaries we use our
judgement or discuss it.

Sometimes a maintainer might ask for a git pull once a series has been
through several iterations as a convenience, e.g. if it is big or
complex etc. I've done that occasionally and I know Ian has too. But
this is the exception not the rule.

That's not to say a git request as well as the default patchbomb isn't
potentially useful, but resending already applied patches should be
avoided. Since we generally deal in patches it is normal for resends to
be rebased onto the latest tip anyway, which is what the effect of
applying the patches will be.


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