RFE: use patchwork to submit a patch

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Sat Oct 12 05:01:08 AEDT 2019

On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:37:52 -0300
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at kernel.org> wrote:

> I agree with Shuah. From time to time, we have one time only patch
> submission from people that just want to fix something that affects
> his machine.

I like to stress this point. There's been projects that I have written
a patch for to fix or update a feature for that project for my own
personal machine. Then when looking at upstreaming it, if the
procedure is more than simply sending a patch to a mailing list, I
usually stop right there, and just maintain the fix locally. (Note,
this is for simple updates for my personal machine, if this is for
something for work, I spend the time to get it upstream).

Thus, if we want people to send us their fixes, we better keep just an
email with a patch the lowest bar for entry.

-- Steve

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