[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Your upstream maintainer just isn't that into you...

Dan Williams dan.j.williams at intel.com
Wed Jun 27 20:55:50 UTC 2012


On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 6:33 AM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> On 06/25/2012 06:44 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
>>
>> Can we do a better job of bounding the maximum latency for acceptance
>> or rejection of a patch?
>
>
> I would like to remind people that there is a flipside to this argument.
>
> We have had a number of fairly prolific contributors who produce large
> amounts of very low-quality work, and who seem to think that it is the job
> of the upstream maintainer to give timely, very detailed feedback at exactly
> what they are doing wrong.

Right, that is not the maintainers job and there is no latency problem
if the "go away you're not helping" response is delivered.  I just
think Greg is on to something with a statement of "here's how long I
think it will take me to get back to you".


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