AW: [openssl] OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable update

Nicola Tuveri nic.tuv at
Fri May 24 15:47:36 UTC 2019

I have always implicitly assumed Matt view, but I am happy to conform to
what the consensus is.

I believe this discussion is very useful and could contribute a new entry
in the commiter guidelines.


On Fri, May 24, 2019, 07:21 Matt Caswell <matt at> wrote:

> On 24/05/2019 15:10, Richard Levitte wrote:
> > Not sure I see it as picking nits, it's rather about some fundamental
> > difference in what we thinking we're approving, and how we actually
> > act around that.
> >
> > My idea has always been that I approve a code change, i.e. essentially
> > a patch or a set of patches, without regard for exact branches it ends
> > up in.  With the in mind, the exact branches it gets applied to is a
> > *separate* question.
> That's not the way I've ever thought of it. In my mind an approval is for a
> change applied to a specific branch. Where a PR lists more than one branch
> in it
> and you approve the PR then effectively you are approving it multiple
> times all
> in one go - once for each branch.
> > 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.
> This is essential in my mind. A change for one branch does not always make
> sense
> in another branch. So you can't just say "I approve this change" and *then*
> worry about what branches it applies to. A change only makes sense in the
> context of the branch it applies to.
> Matt
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