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From: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@bootlin.com>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>,
	Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@gmail.com>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>,
	Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Subject: Re: Git pull ack emails..
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:23:29 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <s5hk1m9qani.wl-tiwai@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181023090245.GC23341@1wt.eu>

On Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:02:45 +0200,
Willy Tarreau wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:41:32AM +0100, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Because yes, the second option likely works fine in most cases, but my
> > pull might not actually be final *if* something goes bad (where  bad
> > might be just "oops, my tests showed a semantic conflict, I'll need to
> > fix up my merge" to "I'm going to have to look more closely at that
> > warning" to "uhhuh, I'm going to just undo the pull entirely because
> > it ended up being broken").
> 
> Is that a big problem ? I mean probably those who need an ACK just want
> to be sure their PR was not lost between them and you. It's not a guarantee
> that the code will be kept till the release anyway, and I tend to think
> that changing your mind after attempting a build is not different than
> changing your mind 3 days later. So when this happens, you're possibly
> expected to simply notify the author later saying "sorry, I changed my
> mind and finally I dropped your code for this or that reason". That
> should be enough to cover the vast majority of use cases, no ?

Agreed, the ACK mail doesn't necessarily mean that everything right,
but just ACK that the pull request is being processed.  The e-mail
communication can go wrong pretty easily (happened once or twice for
my past PR's), so a simple ACK would relieve me wrt that point -- as
Greg's ACK did indeed.


thanks,

Takashi

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-10-23  9:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-23  8:41 Linus Torvalds
2018-10-23  8:53 ` Linus Walleij
2018-10-23  9:10   ` Linus Torvalds
2018-10-23  9:35     ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2018-10-23  9:45       ` Mark Brown
2018-10-23  9:46       ` Linus Torvalds
2018-10-23 20:04         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2018-10-25 14:13           ` Linus Torvalds
2018-10-26 17:36             ` Rob Herring
2018-10-26 21:15               ` Mark Brown
2018-11-01 10:18                 ` Michael Ellerman
2018-11-07 10:41                   ` Boris Brezillon
2018-11-07 23:56                     ` Michael Ellerman
2018-10-31 14:27             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2018-10-31 18:34               ` Linus Torvalds
2018-10-23  9:02 ` Willy Tarreau
2018-10-23  9:15   ` Linus Torvalds
2018-10-23  9:23   ` Takashi Iwai [this message]
2018-10-23  9:15 ` Ingo Molnar
2018-10-23  9:17 ` Boris Brezillon
2018-10-23  9:47   ` Mark Brown
2018-10-23  9:19 ` Mark Brown
2018-10-23  9:25 ` Greg KH
2018-10-23  9:51 ` James Morris
2018-10-23  9:56 ` Jens Axboe
2018-10-23 12:13 ` Ulf Hansson
2018-10-23 20:41   ` Jacek Anaszewski
2018-10-23 20:01 ` Olof Johansson
2018-10-24 22:21 ` Kees Cook

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