Re: [PATCH 7/7] [v2] drivers/misc: introduce Freescale hypervisormanagement driver

From: Timur Tabi
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 12:09:51 EST

Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> When we talked about the situation of drivers/misc and drivers/char at
> one of the recent conferences, a broad consensus was that they are in
> need of a maintainer, which I foolishly signed up for. Deepak wanted
> to send an update to the MAINTAINERS file for this (I guess I can do
> that too, since he must have forgotten about it), but the main idea is
> that I'm there to say no to any driver that someone tries to add there,
> unless there are really good reasons why it is actually a good place
> to live for that driver.

Can you give me an example of a driver that *does* belong in drivers/misc?
Frankly, I just don't see what's wrong with a repository of various drivers that
don't really belong anywhere else.

And what about my concern that my driver will be the only one in drivers/virt?

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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