Process for requesting reverting patch?

Steve Kargl sgk at
Sun May 13 22:56:45 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 02:41:58PM -0700, Mark Peek wrote:
> On 5/13/07 12:28 PM, Steve Kargl wrote:
> >On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 09:24:35PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> >>Steve Kargl <sgk at> writes:
> >>>On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 08:23:43PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> >>>>Steve Kargl <sgk at> writes:
> >>>>>What is the formal process to get a recent commit to -current
> >>>>>reverted?  Do I send email to core?
> >>>>You start by talking to the person who did the commit.  That much should
> >>>>be obvious.
> >>>I would expect a committer, who changes something as important as
> >>>the default shell in FreeBSD, to read the freebsd-current mailing
> >>>list and the PR database.
> >>I would expect a committer such as yourself to know that there are
> >>better ways to approach this than posting to -current and threatening to
> >>take the matter to core at .
> >>
> >
> >I'm not a committer to the FreeBSD repository.  I either 
> >submit patches to fix problems or code for missing library
> >routines.  In this particular case, reverting the tcsh
> >import is the correct fix (IMHO).
> >
> >I also didn't threaten anyone or anything.  I simply wanted 
> >to know what the procedure is for getting code reverted.
> >
> As the owner of the PR and the person that committed the recent tcsh I take 
> it seriously when someone brings it to my attention. After the PR was 
> assigned to me, I sent Steve two private emails on 5/7/2007 but with no 
> response back. Given that it "works for me" on two different systems, I 
> don't know what I could have done different. Below is the text from the 
> second one.

I have received zero emails from you (either in my inbox or backup folder
where spam is redirected).  

It would have been helpful if you actually sent a followup to the PR.


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