Re: [PATCH v10 0/4] ACPI: parse the SPCR table

From: Aleksey Makarov
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 - 15:48:57 EST

On 09/21/2016 10:22 AM, Aleksey Makarov wrote:

On 09/21/2016 07:38 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:19:35AM -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 5:37 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I thought you asked Rafael to take them, they are not in my queue
anymore because of that. Don't try to shop-around for maintainers
please, that's kind of rude...

In Aleksey's defense, these patches have been floating around for far
too long, so I can understand his frustration.

I understand the frustration as well, cross-maintainer messy patches
like this are hard to get merged at times at they fall between the
cracks a lot.

But as you said, I really hope Rafael picks these up for 4.9. We need
these patches for ARM server.

I thought I saw an email saying he would do so, but it might have been
for some other patchset, sorry...

This can be for "ACPI: ARM64: support for ACPI_TABLE_UPGRADE":

As for this patchset, Rafael ACKed the ACPI part:

but I can not find any acknowledge from him that he is ready to merge the series.
On the contrary, he expressed his doubt that he is "the right maintainer to send this to":

I asked the ARM64 people, they said they prefer Rafael to do that:

I interpreted the silence from Rafael as unwillingness to pull the series
and thought it's OK to ask you.

I am sorry if this looks rude for Rafael, I did not mean that.

Hi Greg,

Can you give advise on how to deal with this situation please?

It looks like Rafael does not want to pull the patches. Some time ago he wrote:

"Honestly, I'm not sure why I'm regarded as the right maintainer to send this to.

The only patch here touching generic ACPI code is [3/5] (the [2/5] is
going in through ACPICA) and the rest is all about ARM64 AFAICS. Why
don't you send it to the ARM64 maintainers instead?"


ARM64 maintainer said

"The series should go via Rafael, since the bulk of the changes are
outside of arch/arm64."


So should I continue to try to reach Rafael or ask another maintainer?
Can you pull it for 4.9?

Thank you
Aleksey Makarov

Thank you
Aleksey Makarov

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