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SubjectRe: Stepping down as kbuild maintainer
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:09:52PM +0100, Michal Marek wrote:
>I would also like to maintain kbuild. Maybe we could work together?
>What do you think? I already talked with Sam:

(Sorry, I've been very busy with my Real Life. :)

Sure. I agree. I'll test the patches on my machines (i386, x86_64,
sparc64, powerpc, armel, alpha, and mips) and reply to them timely.

>>On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 03:55:29PM +0100, Michal Marek wrote:
>>>I would be interested / willing to take over kbuild maintainership
>>>either alone or together with Aníbal who also expressed his interest.
>>>I do have a linux-related job, actually kbuild-related (maintaining
>>>kernel build infrastructure at a certain linux vendor) and my boss
>>>would allow me to work on kbuild. I think have good experience with
>>>the kbuild scripts, GNU make, perl, etc. Looking at the number of
>>>patches sent to linux-kbuild, I think I should be able to manage
>>>that. And I only have one kid so far ;-).
>>
>>It helps enourmously if you anyway have do to some of the time
>>consuming things at work.
>>
>>I suggest you and Anibal work out how to deal with stuff.
>>
>>I will continue to be around and can answer any questions - but the
>>learning curve is maybe a bit steep in the beginning but then things
>>gets easy.
>>
>>And you are right - it has not been the # of patches to take care of.
>>Only that to do stuff properly you should:
>>- review carefully
>>- test on 5+ architectures
>>- and be responsive
>>
>>So if you can put time aside for this a few times a week and maybe
>>even the possibility to concentrate on something for more than 1 hour
>>in row you should be fine.

I agree with Sam too.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 03:22:11PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>You will need to ensure that the patches/commits in your tree/series
>have been:
> * submitted under GPL v2 (or later) and include the Contributor's
> Signed-off-by,
> * posted to the relevant mailing list,
> * reviewed by you (or another maintainer of your subsystem tree),
> * successfully unit tested, and
> * destined for the current or next Linux merge window.
>
>Basically, this should be just what you would send to Linus (or ask him
>to fetch). It is allowed to be rebased if you deem it necessary.

And with Stephen as well.
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