update patch state on patchwork

Brian Norris computersforpeace at gmail.com
Wed May 21 05:32:58 EST 2014

Hi Pekon,

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 09:15:03AM +0000, Pekon Gupta wrote:
> I was just wondering if there is a script which can automatically search the
> git tree and update state of patch on patchwork [1].

There is, sort of. Jeremy Kerr presented a few things at Linux Plumbers
a while back, and it includes a "catchup" script:


It marks "Accepted" patches based on the hash of the diff. There are
also git post-recevie hooks for updating automatically.

> If not then is it possible
> to update the patch status from now onwards (or may be a month back) ?
> This can be added as part of git-commit script used by Maintainers.
> This would be helpful in reviewing and finding references. And would be
> good for Maintainers too to keep a track of pending ones.

I've looked into your suggestion. I'm beginning to integrate Patchwork
into my workflow, and I'll see how it works out. I still have a few
kinks to work out (e.g., how to most easily mark patches as Superseded
when a new version is sent, for instance), but I have a few mutt and git
hooks established which help me in some of the major points. And I may
end up archiving much of the older stuff, just to start relatively

Any tips for using patchwork to its fullest are welcome. I'm kind of in
a trial phase right now, where I'll see how much value patchwork can
add. If it really is just more work (on maintaining metadata) than it
helps, then I may not stick with it.

> [1] http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/linux-mtd/list/


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