Re: [PATCH v7 04/23] IB/Verbs: Reform IB-core cm

From: Or Gerlitz
Date: Wed Apr 29 2015 - 14:39:03 EST

On 4/29/2015 10:40 AM, Michael Wang wrote:
On 04/28/2015 09:02 PM, Or Gerlitz wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Michael Wang<> wrote:
>>Use raw management helpers to reform IB-core cm.
>>Cc: Hal Rosenstock<hal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Steve Wise<swise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Tom Talpey<tom@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Jason Gunthorpe<jgunthorpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Doug Ledford<dledford@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Ira Weiny<ira.weiny@xxxxxxxxx>
>>Cc: Sean Hefty<sean.hefty@xxxxxxxxx>
>>Signed-off-by: Michael Wang<>
>> drivers/infiniband/core/cm.c | 20 +++++++++++++++++---
>> 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>Hi Michael,
>I don't really see the benefit (e.g for someone doing bisection
>1/2/5/10 years from now and landing here) of listing all the group of
>reviewers for each of the ~30 patches that make this series, any
>special reason that caused you doing so?
Those on the CC list are used to help correct some problems or
contributed to the definition/plan:-) They are familiar with
the whole story of this patch set.

As you mentioned, few years later when someone bisect out the patches
and want to learn why it's like that, he could have enough address to
send his question, although few of them may not work on the same aspect
anymore, but the chance to find someone have the story is higher.

The kernel development model works well for both driver and core patches, w.o adding 7-10
people as CC to patches.

I think the CC list is not that big for a patch set covered such a wide
range, isn't it:-P

Maybe it's a matter of taste, but for me it look way way too big. If you really want to have such
a huge listing, do it in the early patches of the series where you introduce the new concepts, and later,on downstream patches, when you use it, put one person if they happen to be the author or maintainthat area (e.g Sean <-- CM/CMA, Doug/Erez <-- IPoIB Ira, Hal <-- MAD, Steve <-- IW_CM, etc)


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