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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Add dri-devel as a mailing list for anything fbdev
On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch> wrote:
> fbdev is in maintenance only, except that it's still used by drm
> through the drm fbdev emulation, to be able to use fbcon. And people
> might want to sometimes extend fbcon to enable new features for drm
> drivers, e.g. Hans' panel orientation work.
>
> The problem is that when those patches only touch fbdev code they'll
> never show up on drm developer's radar, which means we end up with
> designs that don't really fit whell into the full stack. That happened
> a bit with the panel orientation work, where an fbcon patch made it
> into 4.14, implementing a design that won't really work on the drm
> side. Which means we now have to redo things, and on top coordinate 2
> subsystem trees.
>
> Since fbdev is super low-volume we can prevent this in the future by
> simply adding the dri-devel mailing list to the fbdev subsystem.
>
> Cc: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
> Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <b.zolnierkie@samsung.com>
> Cc: linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
> Cc: Sean Paul <seanpaul@chromium.org>

Acked-by: Sean Paul <seanpaul@chromium.org>

> Cc: David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>
> ---
> MAINTAINERS | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index ba51d0906955..af9766a32949 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -5391,6 +5391,7 @@ F: drivers/net/wan/sdla.c
>
> FRAMEBUFFER LAYER
> M: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <b.zolnierkie@samsung.com>
> +L: dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
> L: linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org
> T: git git://github.com/bzolnier/linux.git
> Q: http://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-fbdev/list/
> --
> 2.14.1
>

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