Re: MAINTAINERS file out of date?

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 19:13:28 EST

Michael McConnell wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I noticed the MAINTAINERS file still lists Riley Williams as the
> maintainer of the i386 boot code, presumably as no-one else has taken it
> up in his absence (though, I'm sure it's probably been touched since
> late 2004).
> If I knew the first thing about the i386 boot process I would volunteer,
> but sadly I don't....
> This article below details the reason for his absence, but please make
> sure you're sitting down before clicking. (It is work-safe.)


I have considered myself as a rather unofficial maintainer of this code,
and wouldn't mind make it official now when I actually have a job which
both cares about and actually can support my upstream Linux activities,
which was a major pain for a while.

Overall, there is a lot of cleanup which really is needed in the i386
boot process; I have done some work on it already, but more is needed.

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