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Re: [Qemu-devel] An organizational suggestion

From: Ian Jackson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] An organizational suggestion
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:27:37 +0100

Jamie Lokier writes ("Re: [Qemu-devel] An organizational suggestion"):
> It's the Linus Torvalds school of flow control.  If you don't get a
> reply, try again.

I see.  That seems rather rude to me, so I don't do it.  Am I really
supposed to keep a list of my outstanding patches and retransmit them
like some kind of bandwidth-hogging peer-to-peer application ?

If everyone did that, then the number of patches accepted would go
down rather than up, surely ?  Because everyone would be spending
their time wading through all these resends, rather than paying
attention to the content.

Also - implicit in your comment that it's a form of `flow control' is
that it's caused by a lack of upstream capacity.  I think that part is
very true.  We do have a lack of capacity, which can be solved in this
case by adding one or more people I think.

Qemu is not a very large project in the grand scheme of things, and we
can hopefully avoid the kind of very cumbersome and heavyweight
processes which surround the Linux kernel.


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