Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jamie Lokier writes ("Re: [Qemu-devel] An organizational suggestion"):
> > It's the Linus Torvalds school of flow control. If you don't get a
> > reply, try again.
> I see. That seems rather rude to me, so I don't do it. Am I really
> supposed to keep a list of my outstanding patches and retransmit them
> like some kind of bandwidth-hogging peer-to-peer application ?
Exponential backoff - find the natural pace others can work at. You
don't have to be a bandwidth hog :-) But I was joking. For the Linux
kernel, Linus has said that's what _he_ prefers, back in the days
before Git, but I don't know what's preferred here.
Some patches get a good response quickly, just look at recent threads.
I would guess it depends on which subsystem and whether it's in the
areas of interest of currently active developer-commiters.
> Also - implicit in your comment that it's a form of `flow control' is
> that it's caused by a lack of upstream capacity. I think that part is
> very true. We do have a lack of capacity, which can be solved in this
> case by adding one or more people I think.
Perhaps. It's not necessarily easy to do that well.