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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] misc: remove CONFIG_MISC_DEVICES
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    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.

    Arnd


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