Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] drm: update MAINTAINERS for qemu drivers (bochs, cirrus, qxl, virtio-gpu)

From: Eric Blake
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 15:47:41 EST

On 11/22/2016 01:41 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 22/11/2016 19:54, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>>>> M: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> -S: Odd Fixes
>>>>>> +L: qemu-devel@xxxxxxxxxx
>>>> qemu-devel list already has very high traffic - not sure whether it
>>>> makes much sense to route even more additional patches here. Maybe
>>>> rather create a separate mailing list like qemu-graphics@xxxxxxxxxx ?
>> In practice, ALL patches should already be going to qemu-devel, even if
>> they are ALSO going to some other list. For example, qemu-block and
>> qemu-trivial are definitely cases where we have separate lists, but
>> where posters are reminded to include qemu-devel in cc if they want a
>> patch applied.
> The difference is that these would be kernel patches.

Ah, indeed. I missed the distinction of 'all _qemu_ patches' are already
going to the qemu list, but this is about non-qemu patches. I guess I
was thrown off because I first read this message as cross-posted onto
the qemu lists, rather than its primary audience of the kernel list.
But it goes to show that when more than one non-overlapping list is cc'd
on an individual patch, it gets harder to tell which list the patch is
meant for, vs. which other lists are just getting it out of courtesy.
So you've just managed to convince me that including qemu-devel on every
driver patch, when qemu.git will not be modified, may indeed be
overkill; when compared to the option of just creating a new dedicated
list for the subset of kernel patches related to qemu drivers.

Eric Blake eblake redhat com +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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