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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] misc: remove CONFIG_MISC_DEVICES
On Sunday 18 September 2011 11:45:16 Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >> We have fallbacks to Andrew and/or GregKH currently, but GregKH is not
> >> consistent or timely with applying drivers/misc/ patches. It deserves better.
> >> [added him to Cc: list]
> >
> > I do try to handle patches sent to me for misc/ in time for the
> > different merge windows as that directory contains drivers that have
> > moved out of the staging/ directory.
> >
> > But yes, I'm not the overall drivers/misc/ maintainer, do we really need
> > one? If so, I can easily start maintaining a development tree for it to
> > keep it separate for the different driver authors to send me stuff and
> > start tracking it more "for real" if Arnd doesn't want to do it.
> We need for the patches to be applied in a timely manner.
> Sometimes when there is no real maintainer, that does not happen.

I think the other equally import aspect of maintainership that
drivers/misc (and drivers/char) needs is someone who says no to
stuff that doesn't belong there and helps submitters to find a
proper place where appropriate and to come up with a proper user
interface abstraction.

I'm definitely willing to do that part.

Greg, how about we both formally take ownership of driver/{misc,char}
and you track the patches while I do the bulk of the reviews? You
are definitely better than me with the patch tracking workflow.


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