[Deepsea-users] Backports? Forwardports?

Tim Serong tserong at suse.com
Tue Feb 20 00:48:33 MST 2018

On 02/19/2018 10:43 PM, Nathan Cutler wrote:
>> Say I'm fixing something that's broken in DeepSea 0.8.2 in the SES5
>> branch.  Is the preferred procedure to fix it there (i.e. with a PR
>> against the SES5 branch), then forward-port the fix to master?  Or is it
>> to fix in master, then backport to SES5?
> If you had written Ceph instead of DeepSea, then the answer would surely
> have been "always backport, never forwardport".
> I have been doing it this way in DeepSea as well, and so far nobody has
> objected.
> The advantage of this rule is consistency: you never get any
> cherry-picked commits in master, and all cherry-picked commits in the
> stable branches *must* mention a master SHA1.

Very good point.


Tim Serong
Senior Clustering Engineer
tserong at suse.com
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