Re: Synopsys Ethernet QoS Driver

From: Florian Fainelli
Date: Fri Nov 18 2016 - 11:36:06 EST

On 11/18/2016 08:31 AM, Joao Pinto wrote:
> Hi Florian,
> On 18-11-2016 14:53, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> On November 18, 2016 4:28:30 AM PST, Joao Pinto <Joao.Pinto@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> My name is Joao Pinto and I work at Synopsys.
>>> I am a kernel developer with special focus in mainline collaboration,
>>> both Linux
>>> and Buildroot. I was recently named one of the maintainers of the PCIe
>>> Designware core driver and I was the author of the Designware UFS
>>> driver stack.
>>> I am sending you this e-mail because you were the suggested contacts
>> >from the
>>> get_maintainers script concerning Ethernet drivers :).
>>> Currently I have the task to work on the mainline Ethernet QoS driver
>>> in which
>>> you are the author. The work would consist of the following:
>>> a) Separate the current driver in a Core driver (common ops) + platform
>>> glue
>>> driver + pci glue driver
>>> b) Add features that are currently only available internally
>>> c) Add specific phy support using the PHY framework
>>> I would also gladly be available to be its maintainer if you agree with
>>> it.
>> Since you have both the hardware and a clear todo list for this driver, start submitting patches, get them included in David's tree and over time chances are that you will become the maintainer, either explicitly by adding an entry in the MAINTAINERS file or just by consistently contributing to this area.
> Thanks for the feedback.
> So I found 2 suitable git trees:
> a) kernel/git/davem/net.git
> b) kernel/git/davem/net-next.git
> We should submit to net.git correct? The net-next.git is a tree with selected
> patches for upstream only?

net-next.git is the git tree where new features/enhancements can be
submitted, while net.git is for bug fixes. Unless you absolutely need
to, it is common practice to avoid having changes in net-next.git depend
on net.git and vice versa.

Hope this helps.