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Thursday, August 25 • 16:00 - 16:30
Patch review for non-maintainers - George Dunlap, Citrix Systems R&D UK Ltd

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As the number of contributions grow, reviewer bandwidth becomes a bottleneck; and maintainers are always asking for more help. However,
ultimately maintainers must at least Ack every patch that goes in; so if you're not a maintainer, how can you contribute? Why should anyone care about your opinion?

This talk will try to lay out some advice and guidelines for non-maintainers, for how they can do code review in a way which will effectively reduce the load on maintainers when they do come to review a patch.

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George Dunlap

Staff Software Engineer, Citrix
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He is currently working as Staff Software Engineer for Citrix on the open-source Xen team in Cambridge, England. He has done work in many areas of Xen, including performance analysis, scheduling, and memory management. He writes technical articles regularly for the xenproject.org blog, including one describing in... Read More →

Thursday August 25, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
Pier 5

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