AW: [openssl] OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable update

Richard Levitte levitte at
Fri May 24 14:30:22 UTC 2019

On Fri, 24 May 2019 16:20:59 +0200,
Matt Caswell wrote:
> On 24/05/2019 15:10, Richard Levitte wrote:
> > If we go with the idea that an approval also involves approving what
> > branches it goes to, then what happens if someone realises after some
> > time that a set of commits (a PR) that was applied to master only
> > should really also be applied to 1.1.1?  Should the approval process
> > start over from scratch, i.e. all approvals that went to master should
> > be scratched and replaced with a new set of approvals (in principle)?
> No. If the PR was approved for master and applied to master then no problem - it
> stays in master. If it is later realised that it needs to be backported to other
> branches then, yes, new approvals need to be sought for that change to *those
> branches*.
> As far as I was aware we've always done this.

Not in practice.  We *do* ask on the PR in question if it should be
cherry-picked to 1.1.1 and seek approval for that action, but then it
hasn't at all been clear what should happen regarding Received-By

I have personally never touched them when cherry-picking, even in this
scenario.  I do not know what others do in that case...

Richard Levitte         levitte at
OpenSSL Project

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