----- Original Message -----
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> > To: "Alon Bar-Lev" <alo...@redhat.com>
> > Cc: "David Caro" <dcaro...@redhat.com>, "engine-devel"
> > <engine-de...@ovirt.org>, vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> > Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 1:54:39 PM
> > Subject: Re: [vdsm] stale gerrit patches
> > 
> > On 09/23/2013 01:52 PM, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> > >> To: "Alon Bar-Lev" <alo...@redhat.com>
> > >> Cc: "David Caro" <dcaro...@redhat.com>, "engine-devel"
> > >> <engine-de...@ovirt.org>, vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> > >> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 1:50:35 PM
> > >> Subject: Re: [vdsm] stale gerrit patches
> > >>
> > >> On 09/23/2013 01:49 PM, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> ----- Original Message -----
> > >>>> From: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> > >>>> To: "David Caro" <dcaro...@redhat.com>
> > >>>> Cc: "engine-devel" <engine-de...@ovirt.org>,
> > >>>> vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> > >>>> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 1:47:47 PM
> > >>>> Subject: Re: [vdsm] stale gerrit patches
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On 09/23/2013 01:46 PM, David Caro wrote:
> > >>>>> On Mon 23 Sep 2013 12:36:58 PM CEST, Itamar Heim wrote:
> > >>>>>> we have some very old gerrit patches.
> > >>>>>> I'm for abandoning patches which were not touched over 60 days (to
> > >>>>>> begin with, I think the number should actually be lower).
> > >>>>>> they can always be re-opened by any interested party post their
> > >>>>>> closure.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> i.e., looking at gerrit, the patch list should actually get
> > >>>>>> attention,
> > >>>>>> and not be a few worth looking at, with a "lot of old patches"
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> thoughts?
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Thanks,
> > >>>>>>       Itamar
> > >>>>>> _______________________________________________
> > >>>>>> vdsm-devel mailing list
> > >>>>>> vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> > >>>>>> https://lists.fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/vdsm-devel
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> It might helpful to have a cron-like script that checks the age of
> > >>>>> the
> > >>>>> posts and first notifies the sender, the reviewers and the
> > >>>>> maintainer,
> > >>>>> and if the patch is not updated in a certain period just abandons it.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> yep - warn after X days via email to just owner (or all subscribed to
> > >>>> the patch), and close if no activity for X+14 days or something like
> > >>>> that.
> > >>>
> > >>> This will be annoying.
> > >>>
> > >>> And there are patches that pending with good reason.
> > >>
> > >> pending for 60 days with zero activity on them (no comment, no rebase,
> > >> nothing)?
> > >
> > > http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/q/status:open+project:ovirt-engine+branch:master+topic:independent_deployments,n,z
> > 
> > so how does it help us to have these patches, some without any comment
> > from any reviewer.
> > lets get them reviewed and decide one way or the other, rather than let
> > them get old and stay forever
> 
> Again... maintainer can close these if he likes.
> Owner can close these if he likes.

right, but why?
a patch without activity being abandoned might actually spur someone into 
motion (rebasing and resubmitting, prodding maintainers etc).
I'm +1 for automatically abandoning old patches.

> 
> The problem is that maintainers avoid closing.
> And that there are people who submitted patches without CC anyone and gone.
> 
> So a simple logic can be applied after we add metadata into tree:
> 
> 1. If no maintainer is CCed on change, close that change within short cycle
> (can be even a week).
> 2. Maintainer to close patches that have no interest in.
> 
> > 
> > >
> > >>
> > >>>
> > >>> Maintainers can close patches that are no interest nor progress.
> > >>>
> > >>> Alon
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > 
> > 
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