[openstack-dev] Garbage patches for simple typo fixes

Tom Barron tpb at dyncloud.net
Fri Sep 22 18:34:14 UTC 2017

On 09/22/2017 09:26 AM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> 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.

Yup :)

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