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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] About MIPS/Loongson maintainance
On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 02:31:07PM +0800, Huacai Chen wrote:
> Hi, Linus, Stephen, Greg, Ralf and James,
> We are kernel developers from Lemote Inc. and Loongson community. We
> have already made some contributions in Linux kernel, but we hope we
> can do more works.
> Of course Loongson is a sub-arch in MIPS, but linux-mips community is
> so inactive (Maybe maintainers are too busy?) that too many patches (
> Not only for Loongson, but also for other sub-archs) were delayed for
> a long time. So we are seeking a more efficient way to make Loongson
> patches be merged in upstream.
> Now we have a github organization for collaboration:

Ick, why not get a account for your git tree?

> We don't want to replace linux-mips, we just want to find a way to co-
> operate with linux-mips. So we will still use the maillist and patchwork
> of linux-mips, but we hope we can send pull requests from our github to
> linux-next and linux-mainline by ourselves (if there is no objections
> to our patches from linux-mips community).

What does the mips maintainers think about this?

Odds are a linux-next tree is fine, but they probably want to merge the
trees into their larger mips one for the pulls to Linus, much like the
arm-core tree works, right?


greg k-h

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