Series of one patch?

Sean Farley sean at
Fri Jun 23 06:03:45 AEST 2017

Stephen Finucane <stephen at> writes:

> One of my Red Hat colleagues showed me a tool this morning - patches [1] - that
> the QEMU community use. They seem to be building a huge JSON blob of
> seriesified patches as part of a cron job [2], and that tool can download/parse
> this blob and apply locally stored patches.
> I noted that in that blob, _everything_ is considered to be part of a series.
> I've seen this design before in the freedesktop instance [3] and wasn't too
> pushed on it at the time as it seemed like a bit of a lie (those patches aren't
> actually in a series). However, the ability to see *all* patches in series-
> patch manner, rather than the inverted patch-series manner, is actually rather
> nifty. If would also mean testing of patches could happen without needing to
> filter for both 'patch-created' (for non-series patches) and 'series-completed' 
> events (for series patches).
> What do folks think? Any reason not to create a series for _all_ patches?

I kinda assumed this was already done. Just to clarify, as of right now,
patchwork doesn't not put a single patch into a series?

I like to think of all series (even those of one patch) as a branch. So,
a bit like saying a branch can only have >1 commit and those of one
commit are not on a branch. Weird to me.
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