[Rust-VMM] Project gate keeping

Samuel Ortiz samuel.ortiz at intel.com
Mon Jun 10 08:34:49 UTC 2019

Hi Paolo,

On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 05:28:55PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 07/06/19 10:23, Samuel Ortiz wrote:
> > - Have a team of 8-10 rust-vmm gatekeepers. 2 randomly selected
> >   gatekeepers will be automatically assigned to any incoming PR.
> Would gatekeepers be automatically given access to all rustvmm repos?
> Is that possible from the GitHub UI or do you have to do that manually?
AFAIK with github you create a rust-vmm gatekeepers team, and then you
have to manually add this team to each new repo. Much less tedious than
added folks one by one.

> > - Any gate keeper is free to assign someone else from the gate keeper
> >   team if she/he does not have the badwidth/knowledge to review the PR.
> > - Encourage CODEOWNERS[1] file additions. Not all repos may need such
> >   ownership so I don't think this should be mandatory.
> > - Any PR will be mergeable when any of the below conditions are met:
> >   * When a repo has a CODEOWNERS file, 1 code owner and 1 gate keeper
> >     approved it.
> >   * On CODEOWNERS-less repos, 2 gate keepers approved it.
> I think even that is too much; I don't see a reason to overload
> gatekeepers with the task of closing PRs.  My proposal is:
> - up to 2 randomly selected code owners, or gatekeepers if there are <2
> code owners will be automatically assigned to any incoming PR
> - as far as the GitHub UI is concerned, just one approving review from a
> code owner or gatekeeper is enough to merge
> - code owners and gatekeepers however are warmly encouraged to wait for
> a review from a second person for anything except obvious bugfixes,
I'd rather have a requirement for a second approval. The "warmly
encouraged" part of that statement is a little too vague imho.

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