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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] [v2] drivers/misc: introduce Freescale hypervisor management driver
    Arnd Bergmann wrote:
    > When we talked about the situation of drivers/misc and drivers/char at
    > one of the recent conferences, a broad consensus was that they are in
    > need of a maintainer, which I foolishly signed up for. Deepak wanted
    > to send an update to the MAINTAINERS file for this (I guess I can do
    > that too, since he must have forgotten about it), but the main idea is
    > that I'm there to say no to any driver that someone tries to add there,
    > unless there are really good reasons why it is actually a good place
    > to live for that driver.

    Can you give me an example of a driver that *does* belong in drivers/misc?
    Frankly, I just don't see what's wrong with a repository of various drivers that
    don't really belong anywhere else.

    And what about my concern that my driver will be the only one in drivers/virt?

    --
    Timur Tabi
    Linux kernel developer at Freescale



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