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Date:   Mon, 30 Nov 2020 18:59:59 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <>
To:     Paolo Bonzini <>
Cc:     Mike Christie <>,,,
        Jason Wang <>,
        "Michael S . Tsirkin" <>,
        Stefan Hajnoczi <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.9 22/33] vhost scsi: add lun parser helper

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 09:29:02PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>On 30/11/20 20:44, Mike Christie wrote:
>>I have never seen a public/open-source vhost-scsi testsuite.
>>For patch 23 (the one that adds the lun reset support which is built on
>>patch 22), we can't add it to stable right now if you wanted to, because
>>it has a bug in it. Michael T, sent the fix:
>>to Linus today.
>Ok, so at least it was only a close call and anyway not for something 
>that most people would be running on their machines.  But it still 
>seems to me that the state of CI in Linux is abysmal compared to what 
>is needed to arbitrarily(*) pick up patches and commit them to 
>"stable" trees.
>(*) A ML bot is an arbitrary choice as far as we are concerned since 
>we cannot know how it makes a decision.

The choice of patches is "arbitrary", but the decision is human. The
patches are reviewed coming out of the AI, sent to public mailing
list(s) for review, followed by 2 reminders asking for reviews.

The process for AUTOSEL patches generally takes longer than most patches
do for upstream.

It's quite easy to NAK a patch too, just reply saying "no" and it'll be
dropped (just like this patch was dropped right after your first reply)
so the burden on maintainers is minimal.


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