Re: Change in security maintainer for a few weeks

From: Casey Schaufler
Date: Fri Jun 06 2014 - 11:14:54 EST

On 6/5/2014 9:42 PM, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Greg KH (gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx):
>> On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 06:39:09PM -0400, Paul Moore wrote:
>>> On Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:59:11 PM Jiri Kosina wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 5 Jun 2014, Greg KH wrote:
>>>>> James has had to step back from doing kernel work for a few weeks, so
>>>>> I've offered to step up and handle the security patches to get shuttled
>>>>> to Linus for merging for a while.
>>>> As exactly this (working with active contributors to help co-maintain the
>>>> subsystem) has been brought at the ksummit maling list, I am just curious
>>>> whether noone else actively working in that area was willing to step up?
>>>> $ ./scripts/ --git -f security/
>>>> James Morris <james.l.morris@xxxxxxxxxx> (supporter:SECURITY SUBSYSTEM)
>>>> ...
>>>> If not, then I think this can be shown as a prime example why the problem
>>>> of "non-substituability" of many maintainers is actually real.
>>> Once several of us became aware that James was stepping away for a few weeks
>>> (I should mention this was not a planned absence and took most of us by
>>> surprise) we had a brief discussion off-list and several of us did offer to
>>> "step-up"; Serge had already created a repo and since he had pushed patches
>>> while James was away in the past it seemed a reasonable approach this time
>>> around.
>> That's great, as the communication around this has not been very much
>> (an non-existant on the subsystem mailing list) I was not aware of it.
>> If Serge wants to do this, and as he has been the stand-in for James in
>> the past, I have _no_ objection to this at all.
>> Serge, feel free to resend your patches to Linus if he doesn't pick them
>> up in a few days, with the information that you are doing this in
>> James's absence for a while.
> Will do (and wil cc: lsm).
>> So, that was easy, I don't have to do this at all, great.
>> greg k-h

How can I verify that the pull James accepted from me is
moving forward somehow? Or, if it isn't, where does it go now?

On Thu, 15 May 2014, Casey Schaufler wrote:

> The following changes since commit f64410ec665479d7b4b77b7519e814253ed0f686:
> selinux: correctly label /proc inodes in use before the policy is loaded (2014-03-19 16:46:18 -0400)
> are available in the git repository at:
> git:// smack-for-3.16
> for you to fetch changes up to ec554fa75ec94dcf47e52db9551755679c10235b:

Thanks, pulled.

-- James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxx>

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