Using gerrit or github for review?

Simon Glass sjg at
Mon Jul 13 22:06:35 CEST 2020

Hi Heinrich,

On Mon, 13 Jul 2020 at 13:36, Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at> wrote:
> On 13.07.20 20:25, Simon Glass wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > At present U-Boot uses the mailing list for patch review. What do
> Currently we are using Patchwork to keep track of the review process:
> > people think about trying out geritt or github for this? I'd be
> > willing to do a trial with the -dm mailing list.
> >
> > My idea is that patman would email out the patches and also upload
> > them to one of these systems. With geritt, emails are sent every time
> > there is a review, but for github I'm not sure.
> Do we need an new tool? Managing reviews it supported by Gitlab.
> There is no need for patman in a process with any of the mentioned
> tools. Gitlab, Gerrit, and Github send out mails to reviewers.
> The work flow with Gitlab and Gerrit that I have seen relied on a role
> concept where only specific users of the system are reviewers. - Our
> current process allows anybody to review. This is what I would like to keep.
> Simon, could you, please, explain why you want to change the current
> process.

I have used various tools and I'm wondering whether having another
option might have some benefits in terms of productivity, automation
and accessibility. Just as one example, if people pushed patches to
github / gitlab then we could 1) check out the branch and try it, 2)
have test automation attached, 3) use a UI for review.

So that is the purpose of my email.


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