[tbot] Why review patches was Re: [DENX] tbot: board hangs if no autoload

Stefano Babic sbabic at denx.de
Sat Nov 24 11:57:19 UTC 2018

Hi Pavel,

On 24/11/18 12:46, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>>> Anyway, I admit that most time as maintainer is taken by other
>>> activities. First, review. This cannot be automatically done. Then,
>> No, first let tbot do the tasks, which are automatable... !
>> Why reviewing a patch, which does not apply or has checkpatch errors?
> Because it is polite thing to do.
> First you should check if the patch is not doing something completely
> crazy, and design is right. Then come automated check. And then you
> can check rest of the issues.

Agree with you. A patch could fix some important issue, while checkpatch
 just check that code styling was applied. A patch could be checkpatch
free, but it is still nonsense.

I think the correct work-flow (and this is what I do) is

> Doing it in different order is just nasty (even through some
> maintainers do it).

I agree with you. IMHO it seems that a maintainer simply ignores a
problem just because a comment was not well formed.


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