Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Mar 9 13:20:21 PST 2017

On Thu, Mar 09, 2017 at 01:56:49PM -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> On 03/09/2017 01:51 PM, Scott Branden wrote:
> > Hi Julia,
> > 
> > On 17-03-09 12:36 PM, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > 
> > > I discussed the issue of outreachy patches for bcm with Greg, and we are
> > > not convinced that not having the patches CCd to you is such a good idea.
> > > While we don't want to spam you with noise, some of the applicants are
> > > starting to make more significant changes that it could be useful for you
> > > to be aware of.
> > > 
> > > Could we try a compromise where you are not CCd on whitespace patches,
> > > but
> > > you are CCd on patches that actually modify the code?
> >
> > All I'm asking is you work through your outreachy patches internal first
> > to get rid of the most basic mistakes and email traffic it is geerating.
> >  Once that learning process is through then they can be sent out like
> > any other patches to the kernel mailing lists and maintainers.
> +1 from me too; I find these patches rather high volume and had to add a
> filter to keep them out of my primary inbox.

Hah!  That's the joy of being a maintainer of a driver in staging.  Even
if you filter out outreachy, you are going to get a lot of "basic
mistakes" and other type patches cc:ed to you.

I strongly suggest, that if you all don't like this type of stuff,
	- work to get the code out of staging as soon as possible (i.e.
	  send me coding style fixes for everything right now, and then
	  fix up the rest of the stuff.)
	- take yourself off the maintainer list for this code.

It's your choice, outreachy right now is a lot of patches, but again,
it's not going to keep you from getting the "basic" stuff sent to you
in ways that is totally wrong.


greg k-h

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