----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ayal Baron" <aba...@redhat.com>
> To: "Alon Bar-Lev" <alo...@redhat.com>
> Cc: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>, "engine-devel" 
> <engine-de...@ovirt.org>, vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:21:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [vdsm] stale gerrit patches
> 
> 
> 
> ----- 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.
> 

I do not understand why maintainer should not have human interaction with its 
contributers.

> > 
> > 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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