[PATCH] ep93xx-eth: convert to phylib

Florian Fainelli florian at openwrt.org
Mon Jun 6 01:15:52 EDT 2011

On Sunday 05 June 2011 23:06:57 David Miller wrote:
> From: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 20:29:24 +0200
> > On Sunday 05 June 2011 19:57:36 Florian Fainelli wrote:
> >> ep93xx-eth lacked support for monitoring link status changes, with this
> >> patch, link changes are now watched and reported correctly.
> >> 
> >> Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <florian at openwrt.org>
> >> ---
> > 
> > I just stumbled upon: http://www.mail-
> > archive.com/netdev at vger.kernel.org/msg62549.html
> > which does not seem to have been merged.
> > 
> > I will respin my patch with Herbert's changes
> If people wonder why things don't get merged in situations like
> this it's because there is no clear person standing up to act as
> a maintainer.

No problem here so far.

> Instead there are several different people submitting changes to
> this one driver and I haven't got a clue who is authoritative and
> who is not.
> So 9 times out of ten I'm not going to merge anything submitted
> in this way unless I start to see lots of ACKs from other developers.
> When it gets to the point where multiple people are touching the
> driver in all sorts of ways, there needs to be someone to do all of
> the merging and making sure the patches get applied in the right order
> and handling merge conflicts handled properly.  Then they submit them
> formally here as a sane single set of patches to the list.
> So who is going to step up and be the ep93xx-eth maintainer?  Lennert
> is listed in MAINTAINERS, but I see little to no activity from him.

Lennert, do you still have time, hardware and will to maintain that driver?

> The last ACK Lennert gave for a patch to this driver was in May 2010,
> more than a year ago.


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