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Date:   Tue, 29 Mar 2022 20:33:05 -0700
From:   Florian Fainelli <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2 07/14] docs: netdev: rephrase the 'Under review'

On 3/28/2022 10:08 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> The semantics of "Under review" have shifted. Reword the question
> about it a bit and focus it on the response time.
> Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

Nit below:

> ---
>   Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst | 8 +++++---
>   1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> index e10a8140d642..00ac300ebe6a 100644
> --- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> @@ -116,10 +116,12 @@ patch. Patches are indexed by the ``Message-ID`` header of the emails
>   which carried them so if you have trouble finding your patch append
>   the value of ``Message-ID`` to the URL above.
> -The above only says "Under Review".  How can I find out more?
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> +How long before my patch is accepted?
> +-------------------------------------
>   Generally speaking, the patches get triaged quickly (in less than
> -48h).  So be patient.  Asking the maintainer for status updates on your
> +48h). But be patient, if your patch is active in patchwork (i.e. it's
> +listed on the project's patch list) the chances it was missed are close to zero.
> +Asking the maintainer for status updates on your
>   patch is a good way to ensure your patch is ignored or pushed to the
>   bottom of the priority list.

I would reword that at some point, this feels a little bit retaliating.

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