Flaw in our process for dealing with trivial changes

Dr Paul Dale paul.dale at oracle.com
Fri Dec 13 03:48:38 UTC 2019

A better example of this problem: #10607.  Both Paul and I approved it yesterday and I merged it today without noticing until too late that it was tagged “CLA: trivial” :(
I’ve not reverted it at this point but will if necessary.

Let’s get the label in.

Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations 
Phone +61 7 3031 7217
Oracle Australia

> On 13 Dec 2019, at 11:02 am, Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:31:10 +0100,
> Dr Paul Dale wrote:
>> A red blocker along the lines of: “Triviality Unconfirmed”. One of
>> the reviewers needs to remove this before the PR can be merged.
>> It’s in our face, it prevent accidental merges and its low overhead.
> I still think simply adding the label should be sufficient.  I dunno
> about you, but I look at labels all the time, for all sorts of
> reasons, and one saying [cla: trivial] would certainly attract my
> attention.
> Let's make it bright red-orange, that'll catch anyone's eye (even mine)
> Also, removing that label will rapidly be annoying as soon as someone
> closes and re-opens a PR...  or whatever other action that triggers
> the "pull_request" event (and there's a lot that does that...  our
> script is being kept busy!).
> Cheers,
> Richard
> -- 
> Richard Levitte         levitte at openssl.org
> OpenSSL Project         http://www.openssl.org/~levitte/

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