[openstack-dev] Garbage patches for simple typo fixes
zhipengh512 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 23:18:32 UTC 2017
Absolutely glad to help on this matter. We could take this offline first
via email or irc chat and then comes up with a solution for the broader
community to review
On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:47 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
> Excerpts from Davanum Srinivas (dims)'s message of 2017-09-22 13:47:06
> > Doug,
> > Howard (cc'ed) already did a bunch of reaching out especially on
> > wechat. We should request his help.
> > Howard,
> > Can you please help with communications and follow up?
> > Thanks,
> > Dims
> Thanks, Dims and Howard,
> I think the problem has reached a point where it would be a good
> idea to formalize our approach to outreach. We should track the
> patches or patch series identified as problematic, so reviewers
> know not to bother with them. We can also track who is contacting
> whom (and how) so we don't have a bunch of people replicating work
> or causing confusion for people who are trying to contribute. Having
> that information will also help us figure out when we need to
> escalate by finding the right managers to be talking to.
> Let's put together a small team to manage this instead of letting
> it continue to cause frustration for everyone.
> > On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
> > > Excerpts from Matt Riedemann's message of 2017-09-22 08:26:31 -0500:
> > >> On 9/22/2017 7:10 AM, Tom Barron wrote:
> > >> > FWIW I think it is better not to attribute motivation in these
> > >> > Perhaps the code submitter is trying to pad stats, but perhaps they
> > >> > just a new contributor trying to learn the process with a "harmless"
> > >> > patch, or just a compulsive clean-upper who hasn't thought through
> > >> > 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
> > >> That's what prompted me to send something to the mailing list.
> > >>
> > >
> > > As fungi points out, education and communication are likely to be
> > > our best solution. Maybe one approach is to identify the companies
> > > and individuals involved and find one of our community members to
> > > contact them directly via email. We would want the person doing
> > > that to be willing to explain all of the reasons the community does
> > > not want the sort of activity we are rejecting and to provide
> > > guidance about more useful contributions (Matt's comment is a great
> > > start on both). I imagine that conversation would take a good deal
> > > of patience, especially after the second or third time, but a personal
> > > touch frequently makes all the difference in these sorts of cases.
> > >
> > > If we have someone willing to step into that sort of role, I would
> > > be happy to help craft the initial contact messages and advise as
> > > needed.
> > >
> > > Does anyone want to volunteer to work with me and actually send the
> > > emails?
> > >
> > > Doug
> > >
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