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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/17] MAINTAINERS: Add drivers/staging entries
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On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 17:07 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 02:26:22PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 14:12 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 11:49:34AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > Some drivers/staging directories use a TODO file with email entries.
> > > > Make the same entries in the normal MAINTAINERS file.
> > > No, please don't do this. I don't want to clutter up the MAINTAINERS
> > > file with staging stuff.
> > It's not clutter when it helps get patches to the right reviewers
> > or responsible parties.
> That's my job as staging maintainer, right? Am I somehow not doing this
> properly?

You can take on all the jobs you want, but automated
tools that allow others to perform those actions and
simultaneously reduce individual workload are better.

> > > I also found it a bit odd you didn't send these to the stable subsystem
> > > maintainer, why?
> > The MAINTAINERS patches are forward going, not historical.
> What does that mean?

It means that relatively few people are developing against
old kernel versions and patches to MAINTAINERS rarely, if
ever, need backporting.





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