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From: "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@oracle.com>
To: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>,
	ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>,
	Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	Steve French <stfrench@microsoft.com>,
	"Tobin C. Harding" <me@tobin.cc>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 0/3] Maintainer Entry Profiles
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:03:56 -0400
Message-ID: <yq1tv9fdfar.fsf@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6fe45562-9493-25cf-afdb-6c0e702a49b4@acm.org> (Bart Van Assche's message of "Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:31:35 +0100")


Hi Bart,

> On 9/11/19 5:40 PM, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>> * Do not use custom To: and Cc: for individual patches. We want to see the
>>   whole series, even patches that potentially need to go through a different
>>   subsystem tree.
>
> Thanks for having written this summary. This is very helpful. For the
> above paragraph, should it be clarified whether that requirement
> applies to mailing list e-mail addresses only or also to individual
> e-mail addresses? When using git send-email it is easy to end up with
> different cc-lists per patch.

I prefer to have the entire series sent to linux-scsi or
target-devel. It wouldn't be so bad if discussions about the merits of a
tree-wide change consistently happened in responses to the cover
letter. But more often than not discussion happens in response to a
patch touching a different subsystem and therefore in a mail exchange
that doesn't end up on linux-scsi.

>> * The patch must compile without warnings (make C=1 CF="-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__")
>>   and does not incur any zeroday test robot complaints.
>
> How about adding W=1 to that make command?
>
> How about existing drivers that trigger tons of endianness warnings,
> e.g. qla2xxx? How about requiring that no new warnings are introduced?

This was in response to a driver submission (for a different driver)
around the time this doc was written. The problem is that it's sometimes
hard to distinguish new warnings from old ones. I'm all for requiring
that no new warnings are introduced.

>> * The patch must have a commit message that describes,
>> comprehensively and in plain English, what the patch does.
>
> How about making this requirement more detailed and requiring that not
> only what has been changed is document but also why that change has
> been made?

I'd really like all this patch submission guideline material to live in
Documentation/process. But yes.

-- 
Martin K. Petersen	Oracle Linux Engineering
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Thread overview: 82+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 15:48 Dan Williams
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 1/3] MAINTAINERS: Reclaim the P: tag for Maintainer Entry Profile Dan Williams
2019-09-13 15:37   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 2/3] Maintainer Handbook: " Dan Williams
2019-09-16 12:35   ` Jani Nikula
2019-10-01 13:55   ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-10-01 18:17     ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-11-07 20:13     ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-11-08  2:41       ` Dan Williams
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: " Dan Williams
2019-09-11 17:42   ` Vishal Verma
2019-09-11 18:43   ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-11 22:11     ` Jens Axboe
2019-09-12  7:41       ` Dan Williams
     [not found]         ` <CANiq72k2so3ZcqA3iRziGY=Shd_B1=qGoXXROeAF7Y3+pDmqyA@mail.gmail.com>
2019-09-12 10:18           ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13  7:09       ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-13 11:48         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-13 12:18           ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 15:00           ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-13 15:46             ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 16:42               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 19:32                 ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 17:57             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-16 12:42           ` Jani Nikula
     [not found]           ` <20190917161608.GA12866@ziepe.ca>
2019-09-17 21:59             ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 21:44       ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-16  7:01         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-16 17:08           ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-16 17:15             ` Mark Brown
2019-09-11 20:30   ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 16:19   ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-13 16:19     ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-17  3:35     ` [Ksummit-discuss] single maintainer profile directory (was Re: [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation) Kees Cook
2019-09-17 13:28       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-17 16:33         ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 11:23           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-18 17:39             ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 18:35               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-21 19:13             ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-21 19:45               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-23 22:45               ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 12:36     ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-18 13:57       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-18 17:27         ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-18 18:48           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-19  7:08             ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-20  5:29               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-20 14:09                 ` Daniel Vetter
2019-09-19  6:56         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-19  7:22           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-19  8:49             ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-19  8:58               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-19  9:52                 ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-20 14:53             ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-20 14:59               ` Doug Anderson
2019-09-21  8:56                 ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-23 15:58                   ` Doug Anderson
2019-09-23 16:04                     ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-19  9:52           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-25 17:13           ` Joe Perches
2019-09-25 18:40             ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 15:14               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-26 15:53                 ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 16:02                   ` Joe Perches
2019-09-26 16:24                     ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 10:25             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-18 13:59       ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2] " Mauro Carvalho Chehab
     [not found]         ` <1e479f17-dbc8-b44d-bd1e-4229a6dbf151@collabora.com>
2019-09-18 14:11           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-11 16:40 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 0/3] Maintainer Entry Profiles Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-12 13:31   ` Bart Van Assche
2019-09-12 15:34     ` Joe Perches
2019-09-12 20:01       ` Bart Van Assche
2019-09-12 20:34         ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 14:26           ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 18:42             ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 19:17               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-13 20:33                 ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 12:56         ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-09-13 13:54           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-13 14:59             ` Guenter Roeck
2019-09-13 22:03     ` Martin K. Petersen [this message]
2019-09-12 13:10 ` Bart Van Assche

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