Using gerrit or github for review?

Heiko Schocher hs at
Tue Jul 14 08:22:46 CEST 2020

Hi Michal,

Am 14.07.2020 um 08:09 schrieb Michal Simek:
> On 13. 07. 20 22:36, Tom Rini wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:25:42PM -0600, Simon Glass wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> At present U-Boot uses the mailing list for patch review. What do
>>> 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.
>> As you said, you also intended to include gitlab in the list.
>> So, things that I think could be better, or more widely known, would be
>> how to trigger Azure CI runs (as there's good resources available for
>> free) and GitLab for non-custodians.  By which I mean, anyone can get a
>> CI run on Azure today via a GitHub PR.  Making that known more widely
>> would be good.
>> For patch review, are there any of the Linux kernel bots that are well
>> enough documented for someone else to pick up and use?  I feel like our
>> biggest problems are:
>> - Lack of reviewers in general for various areas.
>> - Lack of feedback to users (developers) before being picked up for
>>    general changes.
>> For the second problem, I feel like some of the Linux bots would be a
>> little helpful, but probably require some tweaking (figure out when /
>> how to fire off more limited CI, or just do a daily CI run vs every
>> patch, given the size of our CI build).
> Don't have details but patchwork should support (somehow) to run some
> checks.
> Here you can see it working.
> or
> It means when the patch reach patchwork checks can run. Would be
> wonderful to get PASS/FAIL with link via email from CI loop.

That looks interesting, indeed!

> I don't have experience with gerrit but definitely don't like using
> github for contribution and prefer to use review based on emails.

me too.

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