[Gluster-Maintainers] [Gluster-devel] Time Window before merging the patch

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Wed May 31 05:26:03 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:59:52PM -0400, Raghavendra Gowdappa wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Niels de Vos" <ndevos at redhat.com>
> > To: "Raghavendra Gowdappa" <rgowdapp at redhat.com>
> > Cc: maintainers at gluster.org
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:23:14 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Gluster-devel] Time Window before merging the patch
> > 
> > On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 01:09:35AM -0400, Raghavendra Gowdappa wrote:
> > > All,
> > > 
> > > There have been concerns about merging the changes too fast without
> > > giving others time to review. To address the same I'll try to give a
> > > buffer window of a day or two after a patch has been scored +1/+2 by
> > > me.
> > 
> > I am not sure what the concerns are, and if those would apply to other
> > components/maintainers as well? As long as you are not the author of the
> > change, and merge them without a review of an expert in the domain,
> > there should not be any issues when merging patches immediately after
> > review/testing.
> Team members working on the components I maintain felt that they need
> some window after I ack. Though I didn't see much value in the
> argument itself (as the patch would be present on gerrit even before I
> ack it), I felt that there is no harm in providing a window. If it
> brings more participation in reviewing the patches, I am fine with
> this adjustment.
> As to whether it applies to other components, it depends on the needs
> of team primarily working on components you are maintaining.

Ok, thanks for the additional explaining. For the components I work on
with others, I recommend them to configure email notifications in
Gerrit. That way they will be the first to know that a new patch has
been posted and they can review immediately. This configuration is
documented in the maintainers guide:

Maybe we should more strongly encourage configuring this for anyone that
sends the regular patches for components.


> > 
> > For most changes, we should know if it can affect other components or
> > xlators. I think most of us would add the maintainers on the review that
> > need to care and wait/poke them for a review.
> > 
> > Could you explain a little more about the concerns that were raised?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > Niels
> > 
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