Patch states are ambiguous to me

Theodore Tso tytso at
Fri Jan 9 00:56:22 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 01:12:44PM +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 03:19:52PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > That's up to the project.  For linuxppc-dev, we typically mark it as Accepted
> > once it is in the main powerpc tree.
> > >What is 'Awaiting Upstream' for?  Awaiting something to happen upstream,
> > >like a dependency on something in another tree being accepted first?
> > In powerpc land, the maintainers have typically used that to indicate that
> > it's on it's way upstream.
> Basically, I seem to be missing a final 'Upstream' state.

For the ext4 patchwork site, I've been using "Accepted" to mean, it's
finally upstream.  I'm not 100% sure that was what was intended, but
the state transitions aren't constrained the way they are in Bugzilla,
so it's a lot easier for people to use states for whatever purposes
suits there needs best.  This might not be so great from a consistency
point of view, I'll admit, though.

						- Ted

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