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Subject[PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: Maintainer Entry Profile
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Document the basic policies of the libnvdimm subsystem and provide a first
example of a Maintainer Entry Profile for others to duplicate and edit.

Cc: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
---
Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++
MAINTAINERS | 4 +
2 files changed, 68 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst

diff --git a/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst b/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..c102950f2257
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,64 @@
+LIBNVDIMM Maintainer Entry Profile
+==================================
+
+Overview
+--------
+The libnvdimm subsystem manages persistent memory across multiple
+architectures. The mailing list, is tracked by patchwork here:
+https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
+...and that instance is configured to give feedback to submitters on
+patch acceptance and upstream merge. Patches are merged to either the
+'libnvdimm-fixes', or 'libnvdimm-for-next' branch. Those branches are
+available here:
+https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm.git/
+
+In general patches can be submitted against the latest -rc, however if
+the incoming code change is dependent on other pending changes then the
+patch should be based on the libnvdimm-for-next branch. However, since
+persistent memory sits at the intersection of storage and memory there
+are cases where patches are more suitable to be merged through a
+Filesystem or the Memory Management tree. When in doubt copy the nvdimm
+list and the maintainers will help route.
+
+Submissions will be exposed to the kbuild robot for compile regression
+testing. It helps to get a success notification from that infrastructure
+before submitting, but it is not required.
+
+
+Submit Checklist Addendum
+-------------------------
+There are unit tests for the subsystem via the ndctl utility:
+https://github.com/pmem/ndctl
+Those tests need to be passed before the patches go upstream, but not
+necessarily before initial posting. Contact the list if you need help
+getting the test environment set up.
+
+
+Key Cycle Dates
+---------------
+New submissions can be sent at any time, but if they intend to hit the
+next merge window they should be sent before -rc4, and ideally
+stabilized in the libnvdimm-for-next branch by -rc6. Of course if a
+patch set requires more than 2 weeks of review -rc4 is already too late
+and some patches may require multiple development cycles to review.
+
+
+Coding Style Addendum
+---------------------
+libnvdimm expects multi-line statements to be double indented. I.e.
+
+ if (x...
+ && ...y) {
+
+
+Review Cadence
+--------------
+In general, please wait up to one week before pinging for feedback. A
+private mail reminder is preferred. Alternatively ask for other
+developers that have Reviewed-by tags for libnvdimm changes to take a
+look and offer their opinion.
+
+
+Style Cleanup Patches
+---------------------
+Standalone style-cleanups are welcome.
diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index e5d111a86e61..2be1e18a368e 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -9185,6 +9185,7 @@ M: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
M: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
M: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
L: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
+P: Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
Q: https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
S: Supported
F: drivers/nvdimm/blk.c
@@ -9195,6 +9196,7 @@ M: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
M: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
M: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
L: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
+P: Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
Q: https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
S: Supported
F: drivers/nvdimm/btt*
@@ -9204,6 +9206,7 @@ M: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
M: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
M: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
L: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
+P: Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
Q: https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
S: Supported
F: drivers/nvdimm/pmem*
@@ -9223,6 +9226,7 @@ M: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
M: Keith Busch <keith.busch@intel.com>
M: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@intel.com>
L: linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org
+P: Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
Q: https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
T: git git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm.git
S: Supported
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