[RFC PATCH 0/4] Add support for LZ4-compressed kernels

Johannes Stezenbach js at sig21.net
Tue Feb 5 06:39:29 EST 2013

On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 10:50:52AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 03:02:49AM +0100, Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer wrote:
> > At least akpm did approve the LZO update for inclusion into 3.7, but the code
> > still has not been merged into the main tree.
> >   > On 2012-10-09 21:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >   > [...]
> >   > The changes look OK to me.  Please ask Stephen to include the tree in
> >   > linux-next, for a 3.7 merge.
> > 
> > Well, this probably means I have done a rather poor marketing.
> I assume this code is sitting in *your* tree?  How do you think it gets
> into mainline?
> There is no automatic way that code from linux-next gets merged into
> mainline.  That is up to the tree owner to make happen, either by getting
> their tree into a parent maintainers tree, or if there is none, asking
> Linus to pull your tree at the appropriate time.

My feeling is that in this case it is unneccessarily hard
for an outside contributor to get a patch accepted, all
because get_maintainer.pl doesn't put someone in charge.

Apparently it doesn't work to put all the usual maintainer
responsibilities onto the shoulders of a Linux development novice.
Thus it would be nice if some maintainer would come
forward and offer to handle the patches for Markus.


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