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Re: [win-pv-devel] [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 4/6] Add Code Review Guide

On Thu, 28 Nov 2019, Jan Beulich wrote:
> On 28.11.2019 01:54, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Sep 2019, Lars Kurth wrote:
> >> From: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> This document highlights what reviewers such as maintainers and committers 
> >> look
> >> for when reviewing code. It sets expectations for code authors and provides
> >> a framework for code reviewers.
> > 
> > I think the document is missing a couple of things:
> > 
> > - a simple one line statement that possibly the most important thing in
> >   a code review is to indentify any bugs in the code
> > 
> > - an explanation that requests for major changes to the series should be
> >   made early on (i.e. let's not change the architecture of a feature at
> >   v9 if possible) I also made this comment in reply to patch #5. I'll
> >   let you decide where is the best place for it.
> This needs balancing. People crucial to the evaluation of a new
> feature and its implementation simply may not have the time to
> reply prior to v9. We've had situations where people posted new
> revisions every other day, sometimes even more than one per day.

Yes, you are right, it needs balancing. This is not meant to encourage
contributors to send 9 versions of a series within a week or two :-)

We could say that "contributors should make sure to give enough time to
all the key stakeholders to review the series".

> As indicated in several other contexts before - imo people not
> helping to shoulder the review load should also not have the
> expectation that their (large) contributions will be looked at
> in due course. 

I think you are right on this point, and maybe we could add something to
that effect

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