Re: How long to wait on patches?

From: Randy Dunlap
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
> > > 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
> 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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or just to trivial will also work. Neither of them is especially
fast and should not be used for critical patches.

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