patchwork: loses Acks if they arrive before the patchmail

Peter Maydell peter.maydell at
Fri Mar 25 20:17:27 EST 2011

On 25 March 2011 09:01, Jeremy Kerr <jk at> wrote:
>> I suspect patchwork has got confused because the Ack email arrived
>> an hour or so before the patch email (slow mailing list and the
>> patch was cc'd to a highly responsive subsystem maintainer :-)).
> Yeah, it'll do that. If patchwork sees an email that doesn't contain a
> patch, or that it can't correlate with an existing patch, the email
> will be ignored.
> Working-around this would require keeping all 'potential' follow-ups,
> which we don't do at the moment. I'm not sure this is a good idea in
> general...

Well, you wouldn't have to keep them indefinitely, and you only
need to keep emails which have references/in-reply-to pointing to
an email you haven't seen yet, so that's not very much data.

If you can't trust patchwork to actually retain all the relevant
traffic about a patch, I think its utility is significantly

-- PMM

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