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Re: [Qemu-devel] hw/display/sm501* status

From: BALATON Zoltan
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] hw/display/sm501* status
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:26:16 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.21 (BSF 202 2017-01-01)

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018, David Gibson wrote:
On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:29:56AM +0200, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
So before sending more patches I'd like to clear who can review and merge
patches for sm501 in the future and what is the maintainership of this

The unfortunate answer is that there isn't any great choice: that's
basically what having no maintainer means.

I suspect Gerd is the most qualified to review patches to this
technically, but even then that's only by general familiarity with
display devices.

At Peter's request, I'm willing to take sm501 patches through the ppc
tree.  Since I can't review the patches in depth, I'd be pretty much
taking anything you send unless there's something obviously bogus.

.. which would make you de facto sub-maintainer of sm501.  Given
which, I encourage you again to become *actual* maintainer; there
really is no-one better qualified at this point.  I realize that you
don't want to make a big ongoing job of thise, but AFAIK that's
exactly what the "Odd Fixes" maintainership status exists for.

There's already a section for sam460ex in MAINTAINERS where I've claimed some devices that I've added and used by this machine. I did not take sm501 because it was part of SH4 R2D but surprisingly it's not listed there either and the maintainer listed there remained silent so far so it seems that is not maintained any more.

I could list sm501 in the sam460ex section thus formally taking sub-maintainership but this would only go as far that I'll get cc-d on changes and try to review them. I still can't (and don't want to) maintain my own tree and send pull requests directly so I'd need someone's help with that who can take my patches and merge them via their tree. If it's OK to continue to use the PPC tree for that I'm fine with that if David agrees (which I think he did above).

So is it OK to add sm501 to sam460ex section so I claim responsibility for changes and will continue sending patches cc-ing David (and maybe Gerd to help spotting problems) then David could take these via the PPC tree?


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