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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/16] net: stmmac: Add DW MAC GPIOs and Baikal-T1 GMAC support
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 03:11:41PM +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > Regarding splitting the series up. I don't see a problem in just
> > sending the cover-letter patch and actual GPIO-related patches to
> > the GPIO-maintainers with no need to have them added to Cc in the rest
> > of the series.

> The Linux community has to handle a large number of patches. I don't
> particularly want patches which are of no relevance to me landing in
> my mailbox. It might take 4 or 5 rounds for the preparation patches to
> be accepted. That is 4 or 5 times you are spamming the GPIO
> maintainers with stuff which is not relevant to them.

I don't really understand what you are arguing with. My suggestion
didn't contradict to what you said. I exactly meant to omit sending
the patches to GPIO maintainers, which they had no relevance to. So
they wouldn't be spammed with unwanted patches. The GPIO maintainers
can be Cc/To-ed only to the messages with GPIO-related patches. It's
normal to have intermixed patchsets, but to post individual patches to
the maintainers they might be interested in or they need to review. So
splitting up isn't required in this case. Moreover doing as you
suggest would extend the time of the patches review with no really
much gain in the emailing activity optimization.

> One of the unfortunately things about the kernel process is, there are
> a lot of developers, and not many maintainers. So the processes need
> to make the life of maintainers easier, and not spamming them helps.

Can't argue with that.)


> Andrew

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