[coreboot] Patch management

Patrick Georgi patrick at georgi-clan.de
Mon Jun 1 09:12:12 CEST 2009

Peter Stuge schrieb:
> This elegantly summarizes the point I tried to make. I'll have a look
> at the links David posted. Thanks David!
One thing I found lacking with all those tools so far was proper 
integration with a mail feed, which seems to be a hard requirement for 

It's not that hard to automatically fetch all attachments that look like 
patches from the mailing list and figure out which of our subprojects it 
belongs to. It's very hard to automatically figure out if a patch is 
committed, so the ticket in the patch queue / review tool could be closed.

That means, that we'd either have to force people to use the tool 
instead of just the mailing list (good luck with that), or we'd need to 
clean up the database of that tool manually (good luck with that, too).

The other missing feature in review board half a year ago, when I 
installed a test instance of it, was support for patch queues, eg. 6 
successive patches that build on each other. That would require rather 
ugly workarounds. It might be supported by now.


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