Re: How long to wait on patches?

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 22:23:00 EST

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:45:08 -0700 (PDT)
David Lang <dlang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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

Yes, I hoover up unloved patches from the mailing list. But only from this
mailing list, and there are probably lots of potentially-useful patches on
other lists which get lost.

However I have a personal i-dont-do-typo-patches policy. Resending them to
kernel-janitor-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx would be a good idea.
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