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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu devel PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Add entries for Smartfu

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu devel PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Add entries for Smartfusion2
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 21:22:10 -0300
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On 11/09/2017 08:55 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 9 November 2017 at 21:46, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi Subbaraya,
>> On 11/09/2017 09:02 AM, Subbaraya Sundeep wrote:
>>> add voluntarily myself as maintainer for Smartfusion2
>> You need to share your GnuPG key signed, I couldn't find it using
>> http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?search=Subbaraya+Sundeep
>> from https://wiki.qemu.org/Contribute/SubmitAPullRequest :
> I don't in general expect to take pull requests from
> everybody listed as a maintainer in the MAINTAINERS file.
> That just means "I'm going to be reviewing and should
> be cc'd on patches". Pull requests are sent by people
> who are maintainers for a subsystem. Rule of thumb:
> unless somebody asks you to send a pull request, you
> don't need to do it.

Ok, please apologize my misunderstanding. I still think the M: entry
stand for 'Maintainer' instead of 'Mail', and still don't understand the
difference with a "Designated reviewer" (R: entry):

        M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@hidden>
        R: Designated reviewer: FullName <address@hidden>
           These reviewers should be CCed on patches.

"Designated reviewer" seems to duplicate the M: entry and is therefore
confusing. Can we simply remove it instead?

When introduced in fdf6fab4df4 the explanation was:

Some people are not content with the amount of mail they get, and would
like to be CCed on patches for areas they do not maintain.  Let them
satisfy their own appetite for qemu-devel messages.

Seriously: the purpose here is a bit different from the Linux kernel.
While Linux uses "R" to designate non-maintainers for reviewing patches
in a given area, in QEMU I would also like to use "R" so that people can
delegate sending pull requests while keeping some degree of oversight.



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