[PATCH 06/10] parser: Use full regexps for delegation rules paths

Finucane, Stephen stephen.finucane at intel.com
Mon Jan 4 20:55:20 AEDT 2016

On 26 Dec 15:56, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:


> > I've used regexps for convenience, we could possibly replace them with a less 
> > dangerous type of pattern. One option I was toying with was to create rules 
> > automatically from MAINTAINERS, but I don't think that would be flexible 
> > enough.
> > 
> IMHO, the real problem here is the need that everybody with write
> access should be project maintainer in patchwork, and it lacks logs
> when a patch is delegated or changed its status.
> I would very much prefer to be able to delegate a patch to a driver
> maintainer (with I don't have much trustee enough to promote it to
> a Project Maintainer), but, in this case, I would need logs if such
> person changes the patch status or delegates the patch to somebody 
> else. I would also expect that the project maintainers would receive
> any notification e-mails if such person changes the status.
> Even better, I would like to be able to approve such changes for the
> ones I don't trust enough, as I would need to confirm if the patch
> change is associated with enough review emails at the ML, and, in
> the case of patch acceptance, I would need to take the action of
> adding the patch on my tree.

Agreed - we do need some form of authentication model: patchwork is
"trusting" to a fault at the moment. We should be concerned that by
adding such a feature we'd subtract from one of patchwork's guiding
principles, which is that patchwork should be simple. However, I
think this is important enough that we can accept any potential

I've opened an issue to track this feature request [1]. I'm happy
to accept patches from anyone who'd care to investigate it.


[1] https://waffle.io/getpatchwork/patchwork/cards/568a410a5367701600afa13a

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