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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: exclude char maintainers from things they do not maintain
On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 02:10:07PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> There are a number of subdirectories and files in drivers/char/ that
> have their own maintainers and developers and ways of getting patches to
> Linus. This includes random.c, IPMI, hardware random drivers, TPM
> drivers, and agp drivers. Instead of sending those patches to Arnd and
> myself, who can't do anything with them, send them to the proper
> developers instead.
>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

Yes, please do. No reason for you to get all the noise from these.

Acked-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>

>
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index d6b9445649e5..a6f0a3ec0047 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -4101,6 +4101,11 @@ T: git git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/char-misc.git
> F: drivers/char/
> F: drivers/misc/
> F: include/linux/miscdevice.h
> +X: drivers/char/agp/
> +X: drivers/char/hw_random/
> +X: drivers/char/ipmi/
> +X: drivers/char/random.c
> +X: drivers/char/tpm/
>
> CHECKPATCH
> M: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>

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