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* Advice about the linux kernel development process
@ 2020-06-20 14:39 Oscar Carter
  2020-06-22  8:07 ` Greg KH
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Oscar Carter @ 2020-06-20 14:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: kernelnewbies; +Cc: Oscar Carter, Kees Cook

Hi,

I've been working in the KSPP task number 20: "Enable -Wcast-function-type
globally" [1] but now I have some questions about the development process.

I sent a v3 patch for the firewire subsystem [2] and a v5 patch series for
the acpi/irqchip subsystems [3]. During the process I've received comments
and suggestions about my work but now these two threads have no responses
in three weeks.

When I've send patches to the staging area if they have no responses, in a
few days I received a mail from Greg to tell me that the specific patch had
been applied to one of the branches of his git tree.

Now, what it's the correct workflow out of the staging area? Are these
patches in a process of been applied or have they been forgotten? Do I need
to insist? And how?

[1] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/20
[2] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530090839.7895-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/
[3] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530143430.5203-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/

Thanks in advance
Oscar Carter


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* Re: Advice about the linux kernel development process
  2020-06-20 14:39 Advice about the linux kernel development process Oscar Carter
@ 2020-06-22  8:07 ` Greg KH
  2020-06-27 11:45   ` Oscar Carter
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Greg KH @ 2020-06-22  8:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Oscar Carter; +Cc: Kees Cook, kernelnewbies

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 04:39:15PM +0200, Oscar Carter wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've been working in the KSPP task number 20: "Enable -Wcast-function-type
> globally" [1] but now I have some questions about the development process.
> 
> I sent a v3 patch for the firewire subsystem [2] and a v5 patch series for
> the acpi/irqchip subsystems [3]. During the process I've received comments
> and suggestions about my work but now these two threads have no responses
> in three weeks.
> 
> When I've send patches to the staging area if they have no responses, in a
> few days I received a mail from Greg to tell me that the specific patch had
> been applied to one of the branches of his git tree.
> 
> Now, what it's the correct workflow out of the staging area? Are these
> patches in a process of been applied or have they been forgotten? Do I need
> to insist? And how?
> 
> [1] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/20
> [2] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530090839.7895-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/
> [3] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530143430.5203-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/

Each subsystem works in different ways, but almost always, after 3
weeks, you can send a nice response to your patches of "hey, any
comments on this?" if you haven't heard anything.

Note that during the 2 week merge window, developers can not take new
patches, so that sometimes does cause extra delays.

good luck!

greg k-h

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* Re: Advice about the linux kernel development process
  2020-06-22  8:07 ` Greg KH
@ 2020-06-27 11:45   ` Oscar Carter
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Oscar Carter @ 2020-06-27 11:45 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Greg KH; +Cc: Oscar Carter, Kees Cook, kernelnewbies

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 10:07:40AM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 04:39:15PM +0200, Oscar Carter wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been working in the KSPP task number 20: "Enable -Wcast-function-type
> > globally" [1] but now I have some questions about the development process.
> >
> > I sent a v3 patch for the firewire subsystem [2] and a v5 patch series for
> > the acpi/irqchip subsystems [3]. During the process I've received comments
> > and suggestions about my work but now these two threads have no responses
> > in three weeks.
> >
> > When I've send patches to the staging area if they have no responses, in a
> > few days I received a mail from Greg to tell me that the specific patch had
> > been applied to one of the branches of his git tree.
> >
> > Now, what it's the correct workflow out of the staging area? Are these
> > patches in a process of been applied or have they been forgotten? Do I need
> > to insist? And how?
> >
> > [1] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/20
> > [2] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530090839.7895-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/
> > [3] https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/20200530143430.5203-1-oscar.carter@gmx.com/
>
> Each subsystem works in different ways, but almost always, after 3
> weeks, you can send a nice response to your patches of "hey, any
> comments on this?" if you haven't heard anything.
>
> Note that during the 2 week merge window, developers can not take new
> patches, so that sometimes does cause extra delays.
>
> good luck!
>
> greg k-h

Thanks for all this information and advices. It helps me a lot.

Thanks,
Oscar Carter

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