[Ksummit-discuss] "Maintainer summit" invitation discussion

Dan Carpenter dan.carpenter at oracle.com
Wed Apr 26 08:42:53 UTC 2017

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 09:02:12AM -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> We all know that the stability and the long-term success of the Linux
> kernel strongly depend on how well kernel maintainers do their job. What
> 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.

It's Ok to wait weeks.  Months is not OK.

If maintainers are not reading their email then you can try forwarding
the patches through Andrew.

I feel like I haven't had such a huge problem with this recently...  Are
we talking about other arches besides x86 and ARM?  My patches are
normally simple is probably part of the difference.

dan carpenter

More information about the Ksummit-discuss mailing list