Re: [PATCH 2/2] MAINTAINERS: Add myself as co-maintainer to fpga mgr framework.

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 03:07:09 EST

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 08:48:57AM +0100, Michal Simek wrote:
> On 22.11.2016 03:29, atull wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Nov 2016, Moritz Fischer wrote:
> >
> >> Add myself as co-maintainer to fpga mgr framework.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Moritz Fischer <mdf@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Cc: Alan Tull <atull@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Cc: linux-fpga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> ---
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Lately we've fallen behind a bit on reviewing patches lately.
> >
> > Hi Moritz,
> >
> > drivers/fpga has been in the upstream kernel a year now. Most of that
> > time, traffic has been very slow. Recently we had more traffic while
> > I was travelling and moving to a new office, both cases leaving me
> > with bad network connectivity. Things will probably return to normal.
> > I appreciate your passion and all your effort reviewing stuff. I
> > don't see a need for two maintainers at this point.
> TBH. I think it is not a bad option. I do normally have backup person
> for all repos I do maintain. It doesn't mean that second maintainer does
> something but it has all accesses to repos you maintain.
> It means if something really happens to you (hopefully not) than this
> person can continue in this work without any delay which is not a bad
> thing.
> It is really just about talking to each other what that second person
> will do - probably just review patches as is done now. You can also
> learn from each other.
> I would like to be involved more in this but unfortunately I don't have
> enough time to do it properly.
> Regarding maintaining this repo. It is just standard process. Apply
> sensible things, well described and test it. And then send pull request
> to Greg based on signed tags and you are done.
> Greg should told you what should be the base which you should use for
> pull request. Someone is taking patches based on rc1 tag, someone is
> rebasing it on the final tag.

Greg doesn't care what base you use, as long as you don't rebase
patches. What subsystem does that? I need to go yell at someone...

And I take patches just as easily, what ever works best for the


greg k-h