Feature request: tracking of patches that are -stable candidates
paulus at samba.org
Mon Sep 29 17:19:26 EST 2008
Theodore Ts'o writes:
> So I'm not sure what's the best way of storing this information or
> implementing feature, but one thing that would be really handy is that
> some patches should be candidates for inclusion in the -stable tree.
> We generally would know this before the patch is accepted and pushed to
> Linus, so I think it needs to be tracked via a patch property separate
> from the state property. A patch could be either "normal (not for
> stable)", "stable candidate", and "accepted into stable tree". It
> would be nice if there was a report where the maintainer could see all
> of the patches which were in state "accepted" and "stable candidate",
> since these would be the ones where we would want to create a bundle to
> send to Chris Wright and Greg KH.
> Does this make sense as something that Patchwork could and should track?
I wonder if there's a simpler way to get the effect you want. I
suspect that the "stable candidate" state is really the interesting
one. Would it suffice to have a persistent, exported bundle for the
stable candidate patches, so that the "stable candidate" state is just
the condition of being in the "stable-candidate" bundle?
More information about the Patchwork