[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Your upstream maintainer just isn't that into you...

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Thu Jun 28 00:10:06 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 01:44:58PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Mark Brown <broonie at sirena.org.uk> wrote:

> > subsystem I find the balance goes very much the other way and it becomes
> > much easier to have code in the subsystem than in the drivers - it
> > reduces minefields for refactoring so much if you don't have to worry
> > about special cases and well written drivers start to look much more
> > dumb.

> I think that's the definition of a right-sized maintenance load, one
> where the maintainer (and sub-maintainers) have the bandwidth to spot
> the inbound patches that are avoiding the platform.

To a certain extent what I'm doing when I do this is looking at anything
that requires much thought as a potential framework feature; this means
it's actually helpful from a bandwidth point of view as the more complex
stuff should only turn up relatively infrequently.

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