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From: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com>
To: Tim Bird <tbird20d@gmail.com>
Cc: "Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Paul Gortmaker" <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>,
	"David Woodhouse" <dwmw2@infradead.org>,
	linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org,
	"Herbert Xu" <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>,
	linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org, kernel@pengutronix.de,
	"Matt Porter" <mporter@konsulko.com>,
	"Kevin Hilman" <khilman@baylibre.com>,
	"Thomas Gleixner" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	thomas.petazzoni@bootlin.com, "Tim Bird" <tim.bird@sony.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Remove Matt Mackall as his identity is obsolete
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:55:39 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YW5r61ZQx+E9xfuH@pendragon.ideasonboard.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+bK7J741D=DgZMNeEC5xg9kDDSaJu19QsRunVvXkBGx1mKGnQ@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Tim,

On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 03:17:22PM -0600, Tim Bird wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 3:52 AM Uwe Kleine-König  wrote:
> >
> > The mails I sent to Matt on September 14 and 20 both were refused by the
> > MTA responsible for selenic.com (i.e. waste.org) with:
> >
> >         554 5.7.1 <mpm@selenic.com>: Recipient address rejected: This identity is obsolete
> >
> > Also the most recent commit that involved him (ignoring "Cc: Matt
> > Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>" footers) is commit 330e0a01d54c (MAINTAINERS:
> > Theodore Ts'o is taking over the random driver) where he was removed
> > from the entry for random number drivers in 2012.
> >
> > So drop him completely from the list of maintainers.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> > ---
> >  MAINTAINERS | 2 --
> >  1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> > index d7b4f32875a9..805630c67a1f 100644
> > --- a/MAINTAINERS
> > +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> > @@ -6812,7 +6812,6 @@ F:        drivers/media/usb/em28xx/
> >
> >  EMBEDDED LINUX
> >  M:     Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>
> > -M:     Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
> >  M:     David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
> >  L:     linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org
> >  S:     Maintained
> > @@ -8157,7 +8156,6 @@ F:        include/trace/events/hwmon*.h
> >  K:     (devm_)?hwmon_device_(un)?register(|_with_groups|_with_info)
> 
> 
> I think an overhaul of the "EMBEDDED LINUX" MAINTAINERS entry
> is long-overdue.
> 
> No offense to any of the 3 persons listed, but I think the kernel developer
> community would be better served by a group of individuals with a more
> current active role in embedded linux.  I have a few names I'll toss out for
> candidates: Matt Porter, Kevin Hilman, Thomas Gleixner,  Thomas
> Petazonni, Laurent Pinchart, and Uwe Kleine-König (and maybe even
> myself).
> 
> This entry in the MAINTAINERS file is somewhat special, in that it
> covers a "field of endeavor" rather than a specific set of files or
> directories.
> 
> Thoughts?

Thank you for volunteering me :-)

I was indeed wondering about this particular MAINTAINERS entry. As it
doesn't cover any particular set of files, directories, drivers,
subsystems or architectures, what does being listed here endeavour ?

> ... Volunteers?
> 
> >  HARDWARE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR CORE
> > -M:     Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
> >  M:     Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> >  L:     linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org
> >  S:     Odd fixes

-- 
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-10-19  6:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-20  8:06 Uwe Kleine-König
2021-09-20 13:01 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-09-23 18:51   ` Uwe Kleine-König
     [not found] ` <CA+bK7J741D=DgZMNeEC5xg9kDDSaJu19QsRunVvXkBGx1mKGnQ@mail.gmail.com>
2021-10-19  6:55   ` Laurent Pinchart [this message]
2021-10-19  9:33     ` David Woodhouse
2021-10-19  9:47       ` Laurent Pinchart
2021-10-19  9:56         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-10-19 22:24           ` Kevin Hilman
2021-10-19 22:54             ` Tim.Bird
2021-10-24  7:24               ` Rob Landley
2021-10-24  9:57                 ` Greg KH

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