[ovs-dev] OVN Mailing list and patch submission

Aaron Conole aconole at redhat.com
Tue Jul 30 19:56:30 UTC 2019

Mark Michelson <mmichels at redhat.com> writes:

> On 7/30/19 2:59 PM, Aaron Conole wrote:
>> Mark Michelson <mmichels at redhat.com> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> Now that the OVN repo is created and new OVN changes are being
>>> targeted for it, it seems like a good idea to bring up the topic of
>>> creating a mailing list for OVN again. Would it be possible to get a
>>> new OVN mailing list?
>>> A subject that goes hand-in-hand with a new mailing list is patch
>>> submission for OVN. We can continue to use e-mail like we have with
>>> OVS, we could use github pull requests, or we could be permissive and
>>> allow for either (my preference). What are people's thoughts here? For
>>> e-mail patch submissions, it would be swell if we could have 0-day
>>> robot work for the OVN project the same as it does for OVS. What would
>>> we need to do to ensure that this is possible?
>> I can answer this last question more easily - it just requires a way to
>> disambiguate between the two trees.  As long as a straight-forward
>> algorithm can determine whether a patch is destined for one tree vs. the
>> other, it's easy to make the 0-day bot follow that algorithm.
> Hopefully the different mailing lists would be a good enough
> distinction for this. Submissions going to ovs-dev would be for the
> OVS repo, and submissions going to the new list (ovn-dev?) would be
> for the OVN repo. And if a submission is sent to the wrong list, then
> the confusion from 0-day robot should be sufficient to indicate to the
> sender that they've sent to the wrong destination.

Certainly one way of doing it - and one that sounds preferable :)

>>> Thanks,
>>> Mark Michelson

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