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

From: Thierry Reding
Date: Wed Mar 23 2016 - 11:49:18 EST

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:41:58AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >
> >> 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.

I have in the past "maintained" bridge drivers as part of the panel
tree, but I have no objections at all for this to go in via one of the
trees where it is used and can actually be tested.


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