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

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Oct 30 18:45:16 UTC 2017


On Mon, 2017-10-30 at 09:32 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> 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?

Is there a summary of what Linus said?

> 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.

Much appreciated!  Any chance it will be out before the next open window?

Mimi



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