[Ksummit-discuss] Maintainer's Summit 2017 Feedback Thread

Dan Williams dan.j.williams at intel.com
Mon Oct 30 16:32:49 UTC 2017

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Bart Van Assche <Bart.VanAssche at wdc.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2017-10-29 at 06:08 -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>> Please reply to this thread if you have any comments about how we can
>> organize the Maintainer's Summit for next year.  Given that Linus
>> seemed fairly happy with how things went, it's likely we will stick
>> with the same format for next year, but if there are any details about
>> how we could do things better, I'd greatly appreciate them.
> Hello Ted,
> Something that surprised me is although I'm reading Linus' replies to pull
> requests that appear on the LKML mailing list that during the maintainer
> summit I learned more about what Linus expects from maintainers than by
> reading Linus' e-mails. I think this shows that reading Linus' e-mails is
> not enough to learn what Linus expects from maintainers. This made me wonder
> how maintainers are informed about what is expected from them, especially
> new maintainers? Do we perhaps need a document in the kernel tree that
> explains what is expected from maintainers?

Yes, we do. Especially with the number of people that are sending pull
requests directly to Linus. I am taking a look at putting a first
draft of such a document together in the next week or so.

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