Re: [PATCH net-next v6 0/9] [RFT] net: dpaa: Convert to phylink

From: Sean Anderson
Date: Tue Oct 04 2022 - 13:26:55 EST

On 10/4/22 12:52 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Oct 2022 11:28:19 -0400 Sean Anderson wrote:
>> I noticed that this series was marked "RFC" in patchwork.
> Because the cover letter has RTF in the subject, presumably.
>> I consider this series ready to apply. I am requesting *testing*, in
>> particular on 10gec/dtsec boards (P-series). Since no one seems to
>> have tried that over the past 4 months that I've been working on this
>> series, perhaps the best way for it to get tested is to apply it...
> You know the situation the best as the author, you should make
> a clear call on the nature of the posting. It's either RFC/RFT
> or a ready-to-go-in posting.

Well, I consider the memac stuff to be well tested, but I don't
have 10gec/dtsec hardware. I was hoping that someone with the hardware
might look at this series if I stuck RFT in the subject. I suspect
there are still some bugs in those drivers.

> Maybe in smaller subsystems you can post an RFC/RTF and then it
> gets applied after some time without a repost but we don't do that.
> The normal processing time for a patch is 1-3 days while we like
> to give people a week to test. So the patches would have to rot in
> the review queue for extra half a week. At our patch rate this is
> unsustainable.

Well, I have gotten reviews for the device tree stuff, but the core
changes (what I consider to be the actual content of the series) is
missing Reviewed-bys. I don't anticipate making any major changes to
the series unless I get some feedback one way or another. If having
RFT in the subject is preventing that review, I will remove it.