Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
> Why wasn't this patch merged to 'pu'? To my knowledge nobody raised
> any real concerns.
There are many reasons not to queue _everything_ ever posted to the
list on 'pu', and they are almost always not a deliberate rejection.
The maintainer may have thought he is not the best person to judge
changes to the area the patch touches, and may be expecting further
comments from others, but haven't said "Comments?" and waiting for
them to say something without being asked. Or the maintainer may
have judged that it is likely to result in wasted work if he queues
that version of the patch, fixing trivial nits himself, only to see
a reroll arrive before the day's integration cycle finishes (which
makes him run the cycle again). Or the maintainer may have been busy
tending to other topics. Or the maintainer may have pushed the patch
down the queue for any of the above reasons to deal with it later,
and after having tended to others' topics, may have forgotten about
Do I need to go on?
> I know I said I was going
> to update the commit message, but I don't think that reason to not put
> it in 'pu'.
For this particular case, I think that was exactly the reason why it
is not in 'pu' today. I actually did not remember the reason when
you asked above, until I read the above "I said I'll update".
One major reason why I queue a patch that is clearly not ready for
'next' is because I do not want to forget about the topic and not
because I want to keep the particular version of the patch. I do so
especially when contributor is unlikely to come back soon. If you
said you would come back soon, I do not even have to judge if it is
"clearly not ready" or "it is good enough" for next, and I have to
remember one less thing. The more I can put in "this will come back
so I do not have to do anything" bin, not in the "queue it as-is for
now, because it is likely that it won't be rerolled soon and I'll
forget about it" bin, the easier for me and we as the development
process as a whole can scale better.
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