Patch states are ambiguous to me

Alasdair G Kergon agk at
Thu Jan 8 01:22:34 EST 2009

I find the meaning of several of the states ambiguous.
Could some help text be added to define them and describe a suggested workflow?

For example, does 'Accepted' mean the maintainer has accepted the patch into
his or her tree, or that Linus has accepted the patch into the kernel?

What is 'Awaiting Upstream' for?  Awaiting something to happen upstream,
like a dependency on something in another tree being accepted first?

What is the distinction between 'New' and 'Under Review'?
- Isn't anything new automatically under review?

agk at

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