[dpdk-users] Apply patches from the mailing list

Shreyansh Jain shreyansh.jain at nxp.com
Sun Mar 25 13:05:30 CEST 2018

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> Subject: [dpdk-users] Apply patches from the mailing list
> A very basic question, but how do I apply some of the patches that
> were put on the dev mailing list to try it out? I already looked at
> the next- subtrees but apparently even major patch set such as the new
> packet framework/ip_pipeline is not in there (yet).

This is what I do:

1. Access http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/project/dpdk/list/ and search for patches from the author. This has all the patches posted to Mailing List - with their state (that is, for example, superseded if a series has been superseded with another version)

2. You have three options:
 a) Either select all patches (you will need to register/login) in a series and add to "bundle" and download that bundle as mbox
 b) Select individual patch and look for "download patch" or "download mbox" link and manually download them.
OR, one I use most frequently:
 b) Copy the link to patch (for example, http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/patch/36473/) and append "mbox" to it (http://dpdk.org/dev/patchwork/patch/36473/mbox)


$ wget <link or mbox file> -O - | git am

One can easily make a script which can do the steps (1)>(2b) above based on a given patch ID (last integer in the link to patch).

Maybe there is a better and efficient way - this is just what I do. :)

> The contributor guideline only has sections for submitting patches to
> the mailing list, not pulling and applying patches for local testing.
> I know of dpdk patchwork but there are no instructions provided.

Maybe you can go ahead and send across a patch for a method you find best and efficient.
Others can add their way/suggestions and I am confident Thomas would be happy to accept a documentation improvement patch.


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