[PATCH 10/10] models: Enable "auto-completion" of series patches

Andy Doan andy.doan at linaro.org
Fri Jun 24 04:22:02 AEST 2016

On 06/13/2016 05:41 AM, Stephen Finucane wrote:
> Users can send a new revision of a single patch from a series. When
> this happens there is no immediate context: one must grok the
> previous series to understand that this new patch is in fact a minor
> change to an existing series and not a new, standalone hanges. This is
> particularly impactful for things like CI which _need_ to understand
> this dependency trail in order to successfully apply and test a patch.
> Resolve this issue through the "auto-completion" of series. This is
> achieved by examining previous series and taking only the patches that
> have not be replaced in the current version. For example, if a user
> sends a three patch series and then submits a revision to patch two,
> only patches one and three of the prior series will be used and the
> resulting group presented as an entirely new series.
> This is done entirely dynamically. The reason for this is that series
> relationships themselves are dynamic: sometimes it may not be possible
> to identify a relationship until the last patch of a new series is
> submitted (say there's a three patch series and the first two parsed
> patches are significantly reworked).
> This won't catch situations where the order of a patch has been moved
> or the patch has been significantly reworked. However, one can hope
> users are not silly enough to do something like that.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Finucane <stephen.finucane at intel.com>

I'm not sure I'm understanding this properly. Here's how I tried to test 

  1) import this entire series with parsearchive.py
  2) took this patch, and updated its headers to:
     - have a new "Message-Id"
     - make In-Reply-To and References point to the original 10/10 patch.

  3) imported this new hand-crafted patch

The result was the new patch being added to the same series revision. 
The way I read this commit message, I was expecting it to generate a new 
SeriesRevision. Am I missing something?

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