On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:01:30PM +0800, Fam Zheng wrote:
> On Wed, 09/21 15:44, Greg Kurz wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:35:04 -0700 (PDT)
> > no-re...@patchew.org wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Your series failed automatic build test. Please find the testing commands
> > > and
> > > their output below. If you have docker installed, you can probably
> > > reproduce it
> > > locally.
> > >
> > Heh... of course patchew doesn't know about Stefan's series. :)
> Usually those patchsets fail to apply and patchew keeps quiet. This series is
> the first victim of a exception, seemingly. :)
> > Is there an appropriate way to avoid complaints when sending a patchset that
> > isn't based on QEMU master ?
> Currently we don't, but we can invent one. Like:
> Base: http://github.com/someone/qemu branch
> for the "base on maintainer tree" case, or just inform patchew to "pull"
> instead of apply:
> Git: http://github.com/someone/qemu topic
> for the "base on the other series" case.
> Supporting this is not complicated, the tricky thing is to remember to put
> magic in cover letters every time a series doesn't base on master.
Including the message id of the base series is being nice to humans, not
just the robots. I mean Stefan does a lot of work, merely saying
"follow up to Stefan's work" isn't really sufficient.
> Any thoughts on the harder question? :)