[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: ARM: EXYNOS: Add Krzysztof Kozlowski asco-maintainer

Kevin Hilman khilman at kernel.org
Fri May 15 07:15:53 PDT 2015

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski
<k.kozlowski at samsung.com> wrote:
> 2015-05-15 1:45 GMT+09:00 Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>:
>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Kevin Hilman <khilman at kernel.org> wrote:
>>> Tobias Jakobi <liquid.acid at gmx.net> writes:
>>>> Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>>>>> Hello Kukjin,
>>>>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Kukjin Kim <kgene at kernel.org> wrote:
>>>>>> On 05/14/15 21:15, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>>>>>>> Add Krzysztof Kozlowski as a co-maintainer of Samsung Exynos ARM
>>>>>>> architecture to review the patches. Patches will go as usual - picked up
>>>>>>> by Kukjin Kim.
>>>>>> Hi Krzysztof,
>>>>>> Sorry, I don't agree with this patch because you can review any exynos
>>>>>> patches without maintainer title. And I can focus on the maintainer'r
>>>>>> role more than now because of change of role ;-) Of course your review
>>>>>> would be helpful to me.
>>>>> Sorry but I disagree. Krzysztof has been very active reviewing Exynos
>>>>> patches and even picking/queuing important fixes while it seems you
>>>>> were too busy and couldn't pay close attention.
>>>> I would even go further than that. We're in this situation because the
>>>> current maintainer didn't do his job properly.
>>>> I want to point out what gregkh once said about this matter:
>>>> https://youtu.be/iiED1K98lnw?t=1745
>>>>> It's really great that due a role change you will have more time to
>>>>> focus on the maintainership but I don't see why having more
>>>>> maintainers could be something negative. As long as you work in a
>>>>> coordinate manner, the more maintainers we have the better IMHO. It
>>>>> may be that in the future you change your role at your company again
>>>>> and then it will be good to have something else to take care of the
>>>>> posted patches ;-)
>>>> I very much agree with Javier here. Krzysztof promptly responds to
>>>> patches and usually provides detailed feedback when things need changes.
>>>> It would be stupid not to accept him as an additional maintainer.
>>> I'll take this as an Acked-by then.
>>> FWIW, I agree with Tobias and Javier, extra help for exynos has been
>>> sorely needed for a long time, and I am very happy to see someone
>>> stepping up to help.  Thank you Krzysztof!  (and I apologize in advance
>>> for the many times I'm likely to misspell your name ;)
>>> I'll be applying this to the arm-soc tree,
>> I agree, I think it's a great improvement to get another official
>> maintainer of Samsung's platforms that can share the load and send us
>> code.
>> While I often also use the argument that anyone can help review code
>> without being named a maintainer, in the particular case of Exynos
>> platforms there's a dire need for more close attention: They're
>> frequently broken for long periods of time and there's been high
>> latency for fixes, which has made bisecting hard or impossible for new
>> failures. Naming Krzysztof as co-maintainer makes it more clear that
>> we're happy to merge code from him directly as appropriate for latency
>> reasons and so on.
>> So:
>> Acked-by: Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>
> Thank you Javier, Tobias, Kevin and Olof for your support.
> Receiving patches directly to the mailbox should help in smooth review
> although my gmail filters work quite good to grab them from the lists.
> P.S. Kevin, the hardest part would be to pronounce my name,

Hopefully we get to meet in person some day and you can teach me. :)

Anyways, this patch has now been applied to arm-soc/fixes and merged
into arm-soc/for-next.  Thanks again for stepping up to help!


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