On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 10:39 PM James Bottomley James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com wrote:
On Mon, 2020-11-23 at 19:56 +0100, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM James Bottomley James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com wrote:
But if we do the math, for an author, at even 1 minute per line change and assuming nothing can be automated at all, it would take 1 month of work. For maintainers, a couple of trivial lines is noise compared to many other patches.
So you think a one line patch should take one minute to produce ... I really don't think that's grounded in reality. I suppose a one line patch only takes a minute to merge with b4 if no-one reviews or tests it, but that's not really desirable.
In my practice most of the one line patches were either to fix or to introduce quite interesting issues. 1 minute is 2-3 orders less than usually needed for such patches. That's why I don't like churn produced by people who often even didn't compile their useful contributions.