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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] About MIPS/Loongson maintainance
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On 2017-12-07 07:57 +0100,Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 02:31:07PM +0800, Huacai Chen wrote:
> > Hi, Linus, Stephen, Greg, Ralf and James,
> >
> > We are kernel developers from Lemote Inc. and Loongson community.
> > We
> > have already made some contributions in Linux kernel, but we hope
> > we
> > can do more works.
> >
> > Of course Loongson is a sub-arch in MIPS, but linux-mips community
> > is
> > so inactive (Maybe maintainers are too busy?) that too many patches
> > (
> > Not only for Loongson, but also for other sub-archs) were delayed
> > for
> > a long time. So we are seeking a more efficient way to make
> > Loongson
> > patches be merged in upstream.
> >
> > Now we have a github organization for collaboration:
> > https://github.com/linux-loongson/linux-loongson.git
>
> Ick, why not get a kernel.org account for your git tree?

Of course we would like to get a kernel.org account. But in order to
get a kernel.org account, we must have enough kernel developer's PGP
sigs. In mainland China, it's hard to meet any of them. So wo choose
GitHub to host our git tree.

>
> > We don't want to replace linux-mips, we just want to find a way to
> > co-
> > operate with linux-mips. So we will still use the maillist and
> > patchwork
> > of linux-mips, but we hope we can send pull requests from our
> > github to
> > linux-next and linux-mainline by ourselves (if there is no
> > objections
> > to our patches from linux-mips community).
>
> What does the mips maintainers think about this?
>
> Odds are a linux-next tree is fine, but they probably want to merge
> the
> trees into their larger mips one for the pulls to Linus, much like
> the
> arm-core tree works, right?
Yeah, thanks for your suggestion, we can do like this to reduce work
load of Linus.
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

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