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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Embedded Maintainer(s), list
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 11:55 +0200, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> It's great that more attention is being paid to the use of Linux in
> embedded systems. And the MAINTAINERS file is probably the right file
> to add the above information. But I'm afraid that the way the above
> information is formatted will cause confusion. As an example, recently
> there was a driver added to the Linux kernel for the PCF8575 chip.
> This is an I2C chip that is only used in embedded systems. Regarding
> driver review, should any such drivers be sent to the I2C mailing
> list, the embedded mailing list or both ? The MAINTAINERS file should
> be clear on this.

The I²C list would be the best place to send such a patch. You could
also copy it to the linux-embedded list if it's likely to be of interest
to a reasonable proportion of "embedded" developers, but that wouldn't
be the primary route into Linus' tree for most things.

I can't really see any way to make that clear in the MAINTAINERS file
that wouldn't be clumsy and just as confusing -- I think it'll work out
just fine by itself. Do you have a concrete proposal?


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