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From: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
To: davem@davemloft.net
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, edumazet@google.com, pabeni@redhat.com,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	corbet@lwn.net, workflows@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, rdunlap@infradead.org,
	laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com
Subject: [PATCH net v2] docs: netdev: document patchwork patch states
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 15:06:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20230830220659.170911-1-kuba@kernel.org> (raw)

The patchwork states are largely self-explanatory but small
ambiguities may still come up. Document how we interpret
the states in networking.

Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
---
v2:
 - add a sentence about New vs Under Review
 - s/maintainer/export/ for Needs ACK
 - fix indent
v1: https://lore.kernel.org/all/20230828184447.2142383-1-kuba@kernel.org/

CC: corbet@lwn.net
CC: workflows@vger.kernel.org
CC: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org

CC: rdunlap@infradead.org
CC: laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com
---
 Documentation/process/maintainer-netdev.rst | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/maintainer-netdev.rst b/Documentation/process/maintainer-netdev.rst
index c1c732e9748b..b2c082e64c95 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/maintainer-netdev.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/maintainer-netdev.rst
@@ -120,7 +120,34 @@ Status of a patch can be checked by looking at the main patchwork
   https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/netdevbpf/list/
 
 The "State" field will tell you exactly where things are at with your
-patch. Patches are indexed by the ``Message-ID`` header of the emails
+patch:
+
+================== =============================================================
+Patch state        Description
+================== =============================================================
+New, Under review  pending review, patch is in the maintainer’s queue for
+                   review; the two states are used interchangeably (depending on
+                   the exact co-maintainer handling patchwork at the time)
+Accepted           patch was applied to the appropriate networking tree, this is
+                   usually set automatically by the pw-bot
+Needs ACK          waiting for an ack from an area expert or testing
+Changes requested  patch has not passed the review, new revision is expected
+                   with appropriate code and commit message changes
+Rejected           patch has been rejected and new revision is not expected
+Not applicable     patch is expected to be applied outside of the networking
+                   subsystem
+Awaiting upstream  patch should be reviewed and handled by appropriate
+                   sub-maintainer, who will send it on to the networking trees
+Deferred           patch needs to be reposted later, usually due to dependency
+                   or because it was posted for a closed tree
+Superseded         new version of the patch was posted, usually set by the
+                   pw-bot
+RFC                not to be applied, usually not in maintainer’s review queue,
+                   pw-bot can automatically set patches to this state based
+                   on subject tags
+================== =============================================================
+
+Patches are indexed by the ``Message-ID`` header of the emails
 which carried them so if you have trouble finding your patch append
 the value of ``Message-ID`` to the URL above.
 
-- 
2.41.0


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