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Re: [Qemu-devel] why restrict pull reqs to signed tags?

From: David Woodhouse
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] why restrict pull reqs to signed tags?
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:09:32 +0000

On Wed, 2016-03-09 at 19:42 +0700, Peter Maydell wrote:
> Yes; I'm describing QEMU's workflow, not trying to present it as
> the One True Way of doing things. I would quibble with the
> "not to bother" phrasing, though -- if I reviewed everything going
> into master this would not scale and I would very quickly burn out
> and go spend my time studying Japanese instead. The pullreqs-from-
> submaintainers setup is specifically intended to spread that
> review and test workload out to a wider circle of people (who
> also have local-subject-area expertise which I don't have).
> That I don't review the patches flowing into master via the
> pulls I merge is a feature of this workflow, not a bug.

Yeah, but the important criterion is *who* the thing comes from (and
again, a signed git tag is just as good as a set of signed emails).

It *isn't* about pull vs. email. That's just the transport mechanism.
There may be a correlation, but it isn't important.


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