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Re: pending-pullups

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 12:58:35PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
 > > (the reason, besides "that's how it's been used since it was added",
 > > is that the pending-pullups state distinguishes "PRs that somebody
 > > needs to work on" from "PRs that are waiting on releng", which is an
 > > important distinction when looking for work to do.)
 > > 
 > > we ought to have a pullups-needed state; maybe we should just add it
 > > to gnats.
 > Why do you think two independent states are necessary? What's benefit?

So that someone searching gnats can tell if a PR they're looking at
requires action or not.

Releng doesn't do that, that's what the ticket queues are for. (And
that's why PRs with pending pullups are supposed to have ticket
numbers listed, to make sure we can check from the gnats end whether
things have been handled or not.)

However, for people looking for PRs to work on, or people maintaining
the database, or people looking at the PR counts, it's an important

David A. Holland

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