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SubjectRe: How to handle patches that cross maintainers?
On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 04:01:20 -0500 Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:

> Andrew,
>
> I was hoping to get your input on how to handle patches that cross
> maintainers. I've got a patch that is pretty PPC specific, but
> happens to touch some drivers as well.
>
> Here's the diffstat to get a rough idea:
>
> arch/powerpc/kernel/io.c | 12 ++++++------
> arch/powerpc/mm/hash_native_64.c | 2 +-
> arch/powerpc/mm/stab.c | 4 ++--
> drivers/ide/pci/scc_pata.c | 4 ++--
> drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/bt878.h | 5 ++---
> drivers/serial/cpm_uart/cpm_uart_core.c | 2 +-
> include/asm-powerpc/system.h | 2 +-
> 7 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)
>
> Now, I've had this issue before w/o any good sense on how to handle it.
>
> Suggestions?
>

Well, assuming that all the changes are interdependent and cannot be split
up: send it to the relevant maintainers, gather the acks and merge it up
yourself.

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