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From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:14:04 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YO30DKw5FKLz4QuF@zeniv-ca.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wjW7Up3KD-2EqVg7+ca8Av0-rC5Kd7yK+=m6Dwk3D4Q+A@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 12:15:13PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 3:45 AM Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > Linus, sorry for sending this directly through you, instead of going
> > through some other tree, but trying to get this upstream through the
> > linux-fsdevel list / patch-review simply is not working.
> 
> Well, the filesystem maintainer sending their patches to me as a pull
> request is actually the norm rather than the exception when it comes
> to filesystems.
> 
> It's a bit different for drivers, but that's because while we have
> multiple filesystems, we have multiple _thousand_ drivers, so on the
> driver side I really don't want individual driver maintainers to all
> send me their individual pull requests - that just wouldn't scale.
> 
> So for individual drivers, we have subsystem maintainers, but for
> individual filesystems we generally don't.
> 
> (When something then touches the *common* vfs code, that's a different
> thing - but something like this vboxsf thing this pull request looks
> normal to me).

To elaborate a bit - there's one case when I want it to go through
vfs.git, and that's when there's an interference between something
going on in vfs.git and the work done in filesystem.  Other than
that, I'm perfectly fine with maintainer sending pull request directly
to Linus (provided that I hadn't spotted something obviously wrong
in the series, of course, but that's not "I want it to go through
vfs.git" - that's "I don't want it in mainline until such and such
bug is resolved").

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-13 20:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-13 10:45 Hans de Goede
2021-07-13 19:15 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-13 20:14   ` Al Viro [this message]
2021-07-13 20:18     ` Al Viro
2021-07-13 20:24       ` Randy Dunlap
2021-07-13 20:32         ` Al Viro
2021-07-13 21:43           ` Randy Dunlap
2021-07-14 10:50     ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-14 14:13       ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-14 14:51       ` Greg KH
2021-07-14 15:59         ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-14 16:05           ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-07-14 16:18             ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-15 21:50               ` Neal Gompa
2021-07-16 11:46               ` Leonidas P. Papadakos
2021-07-16 18:07                 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-30 15:55                   ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-07-30 17:23                     ` Paragon NTFSv3 (was Re: [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1) Linus Torvalds
2021-08-13 16:11                       ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-08-15 20:32                         ` Stephen Rothwell
2021-08-16  3:00                         ` Kari Argillander
2021-09-02 21:55                       ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-03 22:48                   ` [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1 Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-03 23:44                     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-08-04  0:04                       ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-04  0:10                         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-04  0:49                           ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-04  1:03                             ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-08-04  6:38                               ` Kari Argillander
2021-08-04 16:30                                 ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-05 15:48                               ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-08-10  7:02                                 ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-09-02 22:09                           ` NTFS testing (was: " Szabolcs Szakacsits
2021-09-03 17:48                             ` Eric Biggers
2021-09-03 21:17                               ` Szabolcs Szakacsits
2021-07-17 16:47                 ` Pali Rohár
2021-07-14 16:13           ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-14 16:18             ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-14 16:38               ` Gao Xiang
2021-07-14 20:03               ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-07-15 22:14               ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-13 19:17 ` pr-tracker-bot

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