Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] MAINTAINERS: Remove JZ4780 DMA driver entry
From: Krzysztof Kozlowski
Date: Sun Aug 02 2020 - 12:46:34 EST
On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 14:43, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020, Paul Cercueil wrote:
> > > FYI, the usual approach would be marking the entry "Orphan" rather
> > > than
> > > removing it entirely, so that the mapping remains and makes it easy
> > > for
> > > someone to pick it up.
> > This is OK in this case, as the driver is also listed as part of the
> > "INGENIC JZ47xx SoCs".
> Fair enough (and odd enough too to have two entries for one piece),
> though in this case I think the commit description ought to mention it.
> As it stands it makes one think the driver is not going to have a
> maintainer anymore: "[...] and no maintenance is provided."
Sure, the message could be improved. How about:
"The entry for MIPS Ingenic JZ4780 DMA driver is not up to date
anymore. Zubair Lutfullah Kakakhel's email bounces. The maintenance is
provided through Ingenic SoC maintainers entry."
If it is OK, I can either resend or it could be fixed up when applying.