[libvirt] [PATCH] domain_conf: Do not use USB by default for <input> devices on s390x

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Jan 13 15:08:35 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-01-13 at 15:02 +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 1/13/20 2:06 PM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > I don't believe either this or the other patch posted by Thomas
> > should have been pushed during the freeze period. I won't ask you
> > to revert them, but please refrain from pushing further changes
> > unless 6.0.0 would be utterly broken without them.
> I thought that freeze period is for us for merge fixes (and this is 
> one). I believe this patch (and the other too) has no impact on non-s390 
> arches AND fixes 6.0.0 for the s390.
> And for "utterly broken" - I don't think that's the rule per se. I think 
> we need to evaluate each patch individually.

The way I see it, the freeze period is intended to stabilize libvirt
for the upcoming release; as such, changes merged during freeze
should ideally be exceedingly small and targeted.

Of course it's always a trade-off, and whether the positive outcome
outweights the risk of potentially introducing more issues is to be
decided on a case-by-case basis.

Is the patch fixing an issue that was introduced in this release?
Then it's probably worth merging it, because doing so avoids the
situation where we release known-broken software. Is it fixing a
long-standing issue, as is the case here? Then it can probably wait
until the next release.

I feel like this conversation has happened a number of times on the
list already. Perhaps it would be a good idea to try and converge to
a set of accepted guidelines that we can add to our existing
contributor-oriented documentation?

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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