[Ksummit-discuss] "Maintainer summit" invitation discussion

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Apr 26 08:39:05 UTC 2017

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:47 AM, Bart Van Assche
<Bart.VanAssche at sandisk.com> wrote:
> On 04/25/17 09:56, Mark Brown wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 09:02:12AM -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>>> I noticed myself is that for some subsystems I contribute to (e.g.
>>> block, SCSI and RDMA) maintainers provide feedback about patches within
>>> a very reasonable time. For two other subsystems I contribute to it can
>>> take weeks or months before adequate feedback is provided. Sorry but I
>>> don't think that it is acceptable that it takes that long before
>>> feedback is provided and hence that this is a topic that deserves to be
>>> discussed during the maintainer summit.
>> This comes up most years...  is a discussion likely to come up with
>> anything new that's concretely actionable?
> Hello Mark,
> If priorities change over time and someone who had initially sufficient
> time to be a kernel maintainer and later on that changes that's
> something I can understand. But what I do not understand is if someone
> no longer has enough time to be a kernel maintainer why he or she does
> not look for help and e.g. asks someone who has the required skills and
> who is interested in this kind of work to become a co-maintainer?

He/she may not have enough time for/other priorities than looking for
a skilled replacement?



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert at linux-m68k.org

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