Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] [ATTEND] DT, maintainership, developmentprocess

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Jul 31 2013 - 01:48:19 EST

On 07/29/2013 03:30 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday, July 29, 2013 02:17:34 PM John W. Linville wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 03:27:44PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> That said we have the same issue with commits with just two SOB tags if
>>> a maintainer applies a patch that nobody has responded to. Are they going to
>>> be regarded as "suspicious" too now?
>>> And what about trusting maintainers? If Linus trusts them enough to pull from
>>> them, why can't everybody else trust them enough to assume that they don't do
>>> bad things on purpose?
>> Not just Linus -- it's 'turtles all the way down' here. As someone
>> else suggested, a Singed-off-by in the merge commit should suffice
>> here. Although, I haven't always made a habit of adding S-o-b to
>> merge commits either...
> An SOB in the merge doesn't provide any additional information that can't
> be retrieved from git, unless you use a different e-mail address for the
> sign-off. :-)

Watch out for fast forward merges. Ideally I guess maintainers really
should disable fast forwards and PGP-sign their merge commits...


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