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SubjectRe: New Char/Misc tree to be added to linux-next
Hi Greg,

On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:14:19 -0800 Greg KH <> wrote:
> Arnd and I are going to maintain the drivers/char/* and drivers/misc/*
> directories with the goal of getting them under control, or at least a
> false-sense of control :)
> So could you please add my new git tree:
> which contains the two branches, "char-misc-linus" to hold patches to
> send to Linus for this merge window, and "char-misc-next" to hold
> patches for the next merge window.

OK, I will add this tree tomorrow with you and Arnd as contacts. [Aside:
did you consider naming the branches merely "fixes" (or something) and

I guess there is actually quite a lot of scope for overlap with other
trees touching stuff in drivers/char ... just something to keep an eye on.

Thanks for adding your subsystem tree as a participant of linux-next. As
you may know, this is not a judgment of your code. The purpose of
linux-next is for integration testing and to lower the impact of
conflicts between subsystems in the next merge window.

You will need to ensure that the patches/commits in your tree/series have
* submitted under GPL v2 (or later) and include the Contributor's
* 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.

Stephen Rothwell

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