Re: How long to wait on patches?

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 21:31:21 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
> > 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
> > patches start to break as source files change. I don't mean to be a
> > 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.

Yes, Adrian Bunk accepts and forwards trivial patches. See

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