Where have all the reviewers gone?
Posted Sep 15, 2006 9:08 UTC (Fri) by jbailey
In reply to: Where have all the reviewers gone?
Parent article: Where have all the reviewers gone?
While not talking about the kernel specifically, a problem with being a reviewer is that all of us start as bad reviewers and then have to progress to being good reviewers. When reviewing, we're not trying to match our own style and habits, but those of other people.
It's hard to provide a convincing argument to hackers that they should mentor reviewers. It's a bad hill of dominoes: The maintainer probably isn't good at mentoring, they're responsible for a reviewer who's not good at reviewing, who's reviewing crap code coming in.
I don't know of a good way to fix that, really. =/
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