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From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org> (by way of Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>)
To: Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>,
	ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:19:21 -0300
Message-ID: <434c05bddd2b364e607e565227487910a8dd9793.1568391461.git.mchehab+samsung@kernel.org> (raw)
Message-ID: <20190913161921.vdwH2Fa4wTGJrqGnLWavdT0dfL8dxkaPb5tx_zV9AtQ@z> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <156821693963.2951081.11214256396118531359.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.com>

Document the basic policies of the media subsystem profile.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>
---

That's basically a modified version of:
    https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/patch/52999/

Applied to the new template

 Documentation/media/index.rst                 |   1 +
 .../media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst        | 140 ++++++++++++++++++
 MAINTAINERS                                   |   1 +
 3 files changed, 142 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst

diff --git a/Documentation/media/index.rst b/Documentation/media/index.rst
index 0301c25ff887..ac94685b822a 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/index.rst
@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ Linux Media Subsystem Documentation
 .. toctree::
    :maxdepth: 2
 
+   maintainer-entry-profile
    media_uapi
    media_kapi
    dvb-drivers/index
diff --git a/Documentation/media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst b/Documentation/media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..81d3b0f9c36a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,140 @@
+Media Subsystem Profile
+=======================
+
+Overview
+--------
+
+The media subsystem cover support for a variety of devices: stream
+capture, analog and digital TV, cameras, remote controllers, HDMI CEC
+and media pipeline control.
+
+It covers, mainly, the contents of those directories:
+
+  - drivers/media
+  - drivers/staging/media
+  - Documentation/media
+  - include/media
+
+Both media userspace and Kernel APIs are documented and should be kept in
+sync with the API changes. It means that all patches that add new
+features to the subsystem should also bring changes to the corresponding
+API files.
+
+Also, patches for device drivers that changes the Open Firmware/Device
+Tree bindings should be reviewed by the Device Tree maintainers.
+
+Due to the size and wide scope of the media subsystem, media's
+maintainership model is to have sub-maintainers that have a broad
+knowledge of an specific aspect of the subsystem. It is a
+sub-maintainers task to review the patches, providing feedback to users
+if the patches are following the subsystem rules and are properly using
+the media internal and external APIs.
+
+Patches for the media subsystem should be sent to the media mailing list
+at linux-media@vger.kernel.org as plain text only e-mail. Emails with
+HTML will be automatically rejected by the mail server. There's no need
+to copy the maintainer or sub-maintainer(s).
+
+Media's workflow is heavily based on Patchwork, meaning that, once a patch
+is submitted, it should appear at:
+
+   - https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/project/linux-media/list/
+
+If it doesn't automatically appear there after a few minutes, then
+probably something got wrong on your submission. Please check if the
+email is in plain text only and if your emailer is not mangling with
+whitespaces before complaining or submit it again.
+
+Sub-maintainers
++++++++++++++++
+
+At the media subsystem, we have a group of senior developers that are
+responsible for doing the code reviews at the drivers (called
+sub-maintainers), and another senior developer responsible for the
+subsystem as a hole. For core changes, whenever possible, multiple
+media (sub-)maintainers do the review.
+
+The sub-maintainers work on specific areas of the subsystem, as
+described below:
+
+Digital TV:
+  Sean Young <sean@mess.org>
+
+HDMI CEC:
+  Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>
+
+Media controller drivers:
+  Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com>
+
+Remote Controllers:
+  Sean Young <sean@mess.org>
+
+Sensor drivers:
+  Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus@linux.intel.com>
+
+V4L2 drivers:
+  Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>
+
+Submit Checklist Addendum
+-------------------------
+
+There is a set of compliance tools at https://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git/
+that should be used in order to check if the drivers are properly
+implementing the media APIs.
+
+Those tests need to be passed before the patches go upstream.
+
+Also, please notice that we build the Kernel with::
+
+	make CF=-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__ CONFIG_DEBUG_SECTION_MISMATCH=y C=1 W=1 CHECK=check_script
+
+Where the check script is::
+
+	#!/bin/bash
+	/devel/smatch/smatch -p=kernel $@ >&2
+	/devel/sparse/sparse $@ >&2
+
+Be sure to not introduce new warnings on your patches.
+
+Key Cycle Dates
+---------------
+
+New submissions can be sent at any time, but if they intend to hit the
+next merge window they should be sent before -rc5, and ideally stabilized
+in the linux-media branch by -rc6.
+
+Coding Style Addendum
+---------------------
+
+Media development uses checkpatch on strict mode to verify the code style, e. g.::
+
+	$ ./script/checkpatch.pl --strict
+
+Review Cadence
+--------------
+
+Provided that your patch is at https://patchwork.linuxtv.org, it should
+be sooner or later handled, so you don't need to re-submit a patch.
+
+Except for bug fixes, we don't usually add new patches to the development
+tree between -rc6 and the next -rc1.
+
+Please notice that the media subsystem is a high traffic one, so it
+could take a while for us to be able to review your patches. Feel free
+to ping if you don't get a feedback on a couple of weeks or to ask
+other developers to publicly add Reviewed-by and, more importantly,
+Tested-by tags.
+
+Please notice that we expect a detailed description for Tested-by,
+identifying what boards were used at the test and what it was tested.
+
+Style Cleanup Patches
+---------------------
+
+Style-cleanups are welcome when they come together with other changes
+at the files where the style changes will affect.
+
+We may accept pure standalone style-cleanups, but they should be grouped
+per directory. So, for example, if you're doing a cleanup at drivers
+under drivers/media, please send a single patch for all drivers under
+drivers/media/pci, another one for drivers/media/usb and so on.
diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index 7c62b45201d7..e7f44ec05a42 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -10077,6 +10077,7 @@ W:	https://linuxtv.org
 Q:	http://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-media/list/
 T:	git git://linuxtv.org/media_tree.git
 S:	Maintained
+P:	Documentation/media/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
 F:	Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/
 F:	Documentation/media/
 F:	drivers/media/
-- 
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Thread overview: 82+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 15:48 [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 0/3] Maintainer Entry Profiles Dan Williams
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 1/3] MAINTAINERS: Reclaim the P: tag for Maintainer Entry Profile Dan Williams
2019-09-13 15:37   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 2/3] Maintainer Handbook: " Dan Williams
2019-09-16 12:35   ` Jani Nikula
2019-10-01 13:55   ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-10-01 18:17     ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-11-07 20:13     ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-11-08  2:41       ` Dan Williams
2019-09-11 15:48 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: " Dan Williams
2019-09-11 17:42   ` Vishal Verma
2019-09-11 18:43   ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-11 22:11     ` Jens Axboe
2019-09-12  7:41       ` Dan Williams
     [not found]         ` <CANiq72k2so3ZcqA3iRziGY=Shd_B1=qGoXXROeAF7Y3+pDmqyA@mail.gmail.com>
2019-09-12 10:18           ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13  7:09       ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-13 11:48         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-13 12:18           ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 15:00           ` Randy Dunlap
2019-09-13 15:46             ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 16:42               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 19:32                 ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 17:57             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-16 12:42           ` Jani Nikula
     [not found]           ` <20190917161608.GA12866@ziepe.ca>
2019-09-17 21:59             ` Dan Williams
2019-09-13 21:44       ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-16  7:01         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-16 17:08           ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-16 17:15             ` Mark Brown
2019-09-11 20:30   ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 16:19   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab [this message]
2019-09-13 16:19     ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-17  3:35     ` [Ksummit-discuss] single maintainer profile directory (was Re: [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation) Kees Cook
2019-09-17 13:28       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-17 16:33         ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 11:23           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-18 17:39             ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 18:35               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-21 19:13             ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-21 19:45               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-23 22:45               ` Kees Cook
2019-09-18 12:36     ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] media: add a subsystem profile documentation Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-18 13:57       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-18 17:27         ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-18 18:48           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-19  7:08             ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-20  5:29               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-20 14:09                 ` Daniel Vetter
2019-09-19  6:56         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-09-19  7:22           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-19  8:49             ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-19  8:58               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-19  9:52                 ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-20 14:53             ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-09-20 14:59               ` Doug Anderson
2019-09-21  8:56                 ` Jani Nikula
2019-09-23 15:58                   ` Doug Anderson
2019-09-23 16:04                     ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-19  9:52           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-25 17:13           ` Joe Perches
2019-09-25 18:40             ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 15:14               ` Joe Perches
2019-09-26 15:53                 ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 16:02                   ` Joe Perches
2019-09-26 16:24                     ` Kees Cook
2019-09-26 10:25             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-09-18 13:59       ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2] " Mauro Carvalho Chehab
     [not found]         ` <1e479f17-dbc8-b44d-bd1e-4229a6dbf151@collabora.com>
2019-09-18 14:11           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-11 16:40 ` [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 0/3] Maintainer Entry Profiles Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-12 13:31   ` Bart Van Assche
2019-09-12 15:34     ` Joe Perches
2019-09-12 20:01       ` Bart Van Assche
2019-09-12 20:34         ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 14:26           ` Rob Herring
2019-09-13 18:42             ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 19:17               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-13 20:33                 ` Joe Perches
2019-09-13 12:56         ` Matthew Wilcox
2019-09-13 13:54           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-09-13 14:59             ` Guenter Roeck
2019-09-13 22:03     ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-09-12 13:10 ` Bart Van Assche

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