Re: Who is going to merge it [Was: Re: [PATCH v14 0/17] Add Analogix Core Display Port Driver]

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Tue Mar 22 2016 - 20:42:12 EST

>> So although it's small framework or just subdirectory, we would need
>> someone who can manage the framework to avoid further confusion if
>> necessary.
> So maybe it just doesn't need a maintainer, and maybe those the owner
> of the bridge driver should be responsible for choosing the tree which
> it's merged through along with updates. That's how dw-hdmi has been
> managed on the whole.
> It also means that the bridge driver maintainer is able to test changes
> to the bridge driver, rather than having some over-arching bridge
> subdirectory maintainer who doesn't have a clue whether the changes
> work on the hardware.
> IMHO, having bridge driver authors/maintainers look after their own
> code has many advantages.

The author just send me a pull request with acks from a git tree
that hopefully both people agreed and tested from. No need to
send this via another maintainer layer.