[ofiwg] managing stable branches

Paulson, Erik R erik.r.paulson at intel.com
Mon Nov 27 17:09:00 PST 2017

I like the idea, but I don't support using the word "TAG" since that word is already associated with both git tags and tag-matching. I propose that we use "Backport-To:" or "Cherrypick-To:".


Erik Paulson

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From: ofiwg [mailto:ofiwg-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Hefty, Sean
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:41 PM
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Subject: [ofiwg] managing stable branches

There are currently 2 stable branches actively being updated - 1.4.x and 1.5.x.  Up until this point, stable branches have resulted in limited additional work -- at least to anyone other than me :).

To assist with the process, I'd propose including a tag the signed-off-by area to indicate if a patch should be cherry-picked.  This is similar to the linux-kernel method.  For example:

TAG: v1.5.x
Signed-off-by: Big Bird <bbird at sesame.street>


TAG: stable
Signed-off-by: Oscar <scram at sesame.street>

If we use this, we would need to select the 'TAG' (or just use 'TAG'), as well as listing what values are possible (specific branches or general stable).

- Sean
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