RE: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: mark arch/blackfin/ and its gubbins as orphaned
From: Wu, Aaron
Date: Thu Jan 11 2018 - 09:50:30 EST
My apologize for this ...
At this point ADI are not able to commit to maintaining the Blackfin port in the Linux Kernel. As such we propose that we remove the port from the active mainline so that it does not interfere with other kernel development. Moving forward we are still in effort to get closely involved with the community and in trying to support Linux for newer multi-core processors.
I want to show my thanks sincerely to the community for supporting on us, and appreciation your understanding on this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linus Walleij [mailto:linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 2017å12æ28æ 20:40
> To: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>; Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; linux-
> kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Steven Miao <realmz6@xxxxxxxxx>; Wu, Aaron
> <Aaron.Wu@xxxxxxxxxx>; Scott Jiang <scott.jiang.linux@xxxxxxxxx>; adi-
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: mark arch/blackfin/ and its gubbins as
> Looping in Arnd as arch maintainer.
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 4:38 PM, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > The blackfin architecture has seen no maintainer action of any kind
> > since April 2015. No new code, no pull requests, no acks to patches,
> > no response to mails, nothing.
> > The web site has an expired certificate (expiration Sep 2017, issued
> > in 2013), the mailing list sees no answers either, with one exception:
> > https://sourceforge.net/p/adi-buildroot/mailman/adi-buildroot-devel/
> >> Hi all,
> >> Steven is no longer working on this for ADI. Acked by me if this works. Thanks.
> >> Best regards,
> >> Aaron Wu
> >> Analog Devices Inc.
> > But, Aaron doesn't seem to respond to queries either.
> > Signed-off-by: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Linus Walleij