Re: [PULL REQ] IXP4xx changes for Linux 3.7

From: Jason Cooper
Date: Fri Oct 19 2012 - 12:25:53 EST

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:01:17AM +0200, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> Unfortunately, as I already explained to you in
>, my resources for IXP4xx are very
> limited (and this isn't a paid job) and I'm in no way able to do what
> you require. This, coupled with my inability to make the patches end
> up upstream any other way, will make me post relevant MAINTAINERS
> changes shortly.
> Don't get me wrong. If I had time for this it could be different.
> Unfortunately IXP4xx is a legacy arch, and for me it's simply a hobby
> at this point. Given the raised barriers to participate, probably
> aimed at paid maintainers, I have to quit doing this.

Krzysztof, please reconsider. I'm also a hobbyist maintainer
(kirkwood,orion5x,mv78xx0,dove,mvebu). I'd hate to see the community
lose a valuable maintainer because arch/arm/ has grown so much.

If you would like, I could pull your patches through my tree and send
them on to arm-soc. I'm already familiar with arm-soc process, and I'll
admit I have a soft spot for mach-ixp4xx. It was my first experience
with embedded Linux (nslu2, gateworks boards).

This way, you could see the process first hand without having to do the

We could do this for a few release cycles so you can see how it goes.
After that, we can reassess things. If you still don't wish to lend
your experience, so be it. But I hope we can change your mind.


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