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Re: is sync rep stalled?

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>,Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>,Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>,Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: is sync rep stalled?
Date: 2010-09-30 14:06:56
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On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:52:46AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:14:42AM +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> >> I don't see anything has stalled.
> > I do.  We're half way through this commitfest, so if no one's
> > actually ready to commit one of the patches, I kinda have to
> > bounce them both, at least to the next CF.
> [ raised eyebrow ]  You seem to be in an awfully big hurry to bounce
> stuff.  The CF end is still two weeks away.

If people are still wrangling over the design, I'd say two weeks is
a ludicrously short time, not a long one.

> But while I'm thinking about that...
> The actual facts on the ground are that practically no CF work has
> gotten done yet (at least not in my house)

Your non-involvement in the first half or more--I'd say maybe 3 weeks
or so--is precisely what commitfests are for.  The point is that
people who are *not* committers need to do a bunch of QA on patches,
review them, get or create new patches as needed.  Only then should a
committer get involved.

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