Re: GFS2: Pull Request

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Wed May 08 2019 - 17:51:59 EST

On Wed, 8 May 2019 14:05:35 -0700
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 1:58 PM Jonathan Corbet <corbet@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I think this certainly belongs in the maintainer manual, but probably not
> > in pull-requests.rst. There are a lot of things about repository
> > management that seem to trip up even experienced maintainers; pre-pull
> > merges is just one of those. I would love to see a proper guide on when
> > and how to do merges in general.
> We had another pull request issue today, about a situation that I
> definitely know you've written about in the past, because I linked to
> lwn in my email:

Sigh, I never can escape my past sins...

> and while I suspect people don't actually read documentation
> (_particularly_ maintainers that have already been around for a long
> time but still do this), maybe that part could be in the same
> documentation?

Something derived from that would make sense, yes. I'll see if I can't
pull something together, unless by some delightful miracle somebody beats
me to it.