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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] misc: remove CONFIG_MISC_DEVICES
On 09/05/2011 07:19 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I think it would simply be more consistent to have it enabled all
> the time. Well, even better would be to move the bulk of the misc
> drivers to a proper location sorted by their subsystems. A lot of them
> should never have been merged in their current state IMHO.


If it's clear where they belong, then sure, they should be somewhere
other than drivers/misc/, but I don't see that it's clear for several
of them.


> I think I should finally do what has been talked about a few times and
> formally become the maintainer of drivers/char and drivers/misc ;-)
>
> The problem is that I'm not actually a good maintainer, but maybe it's
> better to just have someone instead of falling back to Andrew or
> some random subsystem maintainer to send any patches for drivers/misc.

We have fallbacks to Andrew and/or GregKH currently, but GregKH is not
consistent or timely with applying drivers/misc/ patches. It deserves better.
[added him to Cc: list]

So yes, I think that drivers/misc/ (and probably drivers/char/) deserves
a maintainer, but you are not making a good case for you being that person.


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~Randy
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