Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] [ATTEND] DT, maintainership, developmentprocess
From: James Bottomley
Date: Wed Jul 31 2013 - 01:57:12 EST
On Tue, 2013-07-30 at 22:47 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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...
If you always pull from a signed tag, this isn't a problem.
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