Re: Best way to send several patches

From: Stefan Richter
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 18:06:40 EST

Bjarke Istrup Pedersen wrote:
> I'm reading on the kernelnewbies wiki about janitor work needing be to done.
> I have been cleaning up some stuff, and have alot of patches (I have
> split my changed into smaller patches).


> The question is, should I just send them all to this mailinglist
> (Section 3 of Documentation/SubmittingPatches - the one with the patch
> bomb - suggest that this is a bad idea), or how should I do it? (I
> have only submitted a single patch before, so I didn't have to worry
> about that back then).
> I have been thinking about sending a pull request, but since I've only
> done one patch up until now, I find it unlikely to be trusted enough
> to get a pull request through (correct me if I'm wrong).

Send the patches to the respective subsystem mailinglist. Cc the
responsible maintainer and lkml.

However, the current time is not ideal: A merge window is open, with
code in the mainline changing quickly and maintainers being busy with
integration; not helped by the fact that some Linux conferences are
imminent. Consider to wait until 2.6.36-rc1 was released, then check
whether your patches are still applicable on top of 2.6.36-rc1, then
post them.
Stefan Richter
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