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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: list myself as maintainer for vari

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: list myself as maintainer for various Arm boards
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:25:16 +0000

On 14 November 2018 at 11:23, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:13 PM Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 13 November 2018 at 20:10, Alistair Francis <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > These two and the Xilinx boards seem a little out of place in this
>> > patch. I agree they probably aren't maintained as well as they should
>> > be, but the patch talks about orphaned boards and these four all have
>> > active QEMU maintainers listed.
>> Yeah, I was planning to improve the commit message,
>> something along the lines of an extra para:
>> "The Xilinx boards are maintained, but patches to
>> them go via the target-arm tree, so add myself as a
>> maintainer there too."
>> Really this is because we're overloading "maintainer"
>> to mean both "this person cares about and is the
>> primary reviewer and yes/no decision for them" and
>> also "this person is responsible for getting the
>> patches into the tree". Perhaps we should instead
>> define a new letter tag for the latter ?
> What about changing the 'M:' tag description to the one you just suggested?

That would leave us without a tag for "this person is
the maintainer, they just don't deal with submitting
pull requests"...

-- PMM

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