We currently have a bot that automatically moves bugs from POST to MODIFIED
if all linked patches on gerrit are merged.
It happened to me personally several times that this was a wrong thing to do,
either because a new patch was still needed but not pushed yet, or because
an existing patch should have been back-ported to another branch and wasn't
yet. Since I usually pay more attention to my bug in POST, I sometimes missed
this and handled the missing patches (backports, usually) later than I could
if left on POST.
I have a feeling I am not the only one. So I suggest to stop doing this.
I can think of several alternatives:
1. Do nothing. I think that's reasonable - I think most people pay more
attention to POST bugs anyway.
2. Set needinfo on bug owner.
3. Send some alert email to relevant people (bug owner, existing patches owners,
perhaps others - e.g. reviewers of existing patches, perhaps those
that actually reviewed, etc.). Need to think how to make it not too
annoying for others but
still effective also if owner is on long PTO or something like that. New flag
doesn't have to be very specific - can be called something like 'attention
needed' or something like that.
4. Add a new flag for that and set it. This will allow easier
What do you think?
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