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From: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com>
To: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: "Tim Bird" <tbird20d@gmail.com>,
	"Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Paul Gortmaker" <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>,
	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Subject: Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Remove Matt Mackall as his identity is obsolete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 12:47:04 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YW6UGP10hfGJ2kYy@pendragon.ideasonboard.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <57122a67509bebdf0d1b9f5bc15db116e0124e5d.camel@infradead.org>

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 10:33:10AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-10-19 at 09:55 +0300, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > Hi Tim,
> > 
> > On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 03:17:22PM -0600, Tim Bird wrote:
> > > 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 ?
> 
> Basically nothing; I was going to suggest removing it entirely. There's
> certainly no point listing me there any more.
> 
> Once upon a time it involved a certain amount of heckling about memory
> usage and "your hash table doesn't need to be that large" but that ship
> sailed a long time ago :)

Heckling is still an option without a MAINTAINERS entry I suppose :-)

I wouldn't object if we were to remove it.

-- 
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-19  9:47 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
2021-10-19  9:33     ` David Woodhouse
2021-10-19  9:47       ` Laurent Pinchart [this message]
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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