On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:43:08PM +0000, Harald Geyer wrote: > BTW, it took me a bit to figure out that by "content free ping" you are > refering to the quoting of the patch. Maybe you can reword your canned > response to make it easier to understand.
No, a content free ping is when you just send a reply saying something to the effect of "hey, what's going on with this?". As I said in my reply best case the answer is going to be "I have no idea, you need to resend since I'll need the patch to do anything with it" and worst case it just won't get seen at all if the thing really did get buried somehow. This is unfortunately something that happens upstream, things fall through the cracks sometimes for various reasons (eg, if a new patch gets sent in the middle of a thread sometimes it'll get deleted along with the reset of the thread).
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