Re: How long to wait on patches?

From: David Lang
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 20:55:54 EST

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Matt LaPlante wrote:

I checked the FAQ but didn't see an answer to this. Over the past few weeks I've submitted probably around 8 simple typo-fix patches all of which seemed to be approved by others on the list. I've been following the GIT, but these patches haven't been merged yet. I know people are busy with other things, probably more important, but I would like to know how long is "acceptable" to wait before I should re-submit a patch. Obviously if enough time passes, patches start to break as source files change. I don't mean to be a nuisance; I'm just trying to determine proper protocol. That and the fact I can submit several more patches once I get some of these old ones out of my queue. :)

be sure to watch the -mm tree as well, a lot of patches are picked up by Andrew to be fed to Linus that way

this is a particularly bad week since almost all the core developers were up at OLS.

one thing you may want to look at doing (hosting permitting) is to setup a git tree to just hold your trivial patches so that they can be pulled easily.

I thought there was a person who was maintaining a -trivial tree for this purpose, I don't remember who it was though.

David Lang
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