[Ksummit-discuss] "Maintainer summit" invitation discussion
broonie at kernel.org
Wed Apr 26 15:15:41 UTC 2017
On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:51:23AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> > You'd have to ask the relevant people... based on the times I've looked
> > at problematic subsystems it often seems that either people have
> > completely vanished for whatever reason or there's very little other
> > interest in the subsystem so no obvious candidates. I'm not saying that
> > there isn't a problem, I'm just saying that it's not new and it doesn't
> > seem like the situation changed much.
> Often people just don't want to let go and give up "control" of
> something they've watched over for a long period of time.
> I think we suffer from this a lot.
Yeah, that's definitely a part of it too - it often goes hand in hand
with the lack of other reviewers thing as the two can easily feed off
each other, it's a lot easier to let go if there's someone to hand
things over to but if things aren't working well that can be
discouraging to potential new reviewers.
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