[openstack-dev] Garbage patches for simple typo fixes

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 13:26:31 UTC 2017

On 9/22/2017 7:10 AM, Tom Barron wrote:
> FWIW I think it is better not to attribute motivation in these cases.
> Perhaps the code submitter is trying to pad stats, but perhaps they are
> just a new contributor trying to learn the process with a "harmless"
> patch, or just a compulsive clean-upper who hasn't thought through the
> costs in reviewer time and CI resources.

I agree. However, the one that set me off last night was a person from 
one company who I've repeatedly -1ed the same types of patches in nova 
for weeks, including on stable branches, and within 10 minutes of each 
other across several repos, so it's clearly part of some daily routine. 
That's what prompted me to send something to the mailing list.




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