[PATCH 1/5] MTD: make MTD_CONCAT support mandatory

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind1 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 05:15:37 EST 2011

On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 13:05 +0300, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> On 2/25/11, Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 17:07 +0300, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> >> What about this series? Will it find it's way to kernel or should I do
> >> some more steps?
> >
> > They still sit in my l2-mtd-2.6.git tree. You are not expected to do
> > anything, David should look at them an pick them (or reject with an
> > e-mail explaining the reasons) later. Usually he does this closer to the
> > merge window.
> Fine, thank you for the explanation. I was just asking because I did not
> know the process behind MTD subsystem.

It should probably be documented. But how it works is that there is
David who is the maintainer. But he is very busy. And there is me who
helps him. I collect patches in my l2 tree. I review those I can and put
my signed-off-by or some other tag. I do not review all patches, and
those I did not review do not have my signed-off-by.

Then at some point David takes a look at my tree and takes patches from
there. If there are patches he dislikes, he usually replies with a
comment and does not take the patch.

So, in your case, the patches are still waiting for his attention. In
the worst case, he picks patches from my tree when the merge window

> BTW: I've heard the idea about making MTD partitions also a mandatory
> functionality of MTD subsystem. If I make such patches, will stand a chance
> to be accepted, or it's still better to keep MTD parts an option?

In my humble opinion which I think was supported by other people - yes,
the config option is useless and only contributes to mess. I personally
believe we need to kill this.

And I just asked David, he does not mind.

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)

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