[lm-sensors] Hardware monitoring subsystem maintainer position is open

Mark M. Hoffman mhoffman at lightlink.com
Sun Apr 15 17:03:20 CEST 2007

Hi Jean, et al:

* Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> [2007-04-10 15:02:27 +0200]:
> I am resigning from my role as hardware monitoring subsystem
> (drivers/hwmon) maintainer. This is too much work for me, I do not have
> the necessary bandwidth to review all the incoming patches, in
> particular new drivers, in a timely manner. Patch authors have been
> complaining about this repeatedly. This is no fun for them, and even
> less for me, so I'd rather let someone else with more spare time take
> care of it. If there are volunteers, this is the right time to speak up.
> I will still be maintaining the individual hardware monitoring drivers
> I am listed for in file MAINTAINERS (adm1025, f71805f, lm83 and lm90)
> as well as the I2C subsystem. No change here.
> I will continue to feed -mm with pending hwmon patches until 2.6.21
> final is released, then I'll send everything I have to Linus for
> 2.6.22-rc1, the last of which will be:
>  (...)

/me throws hat in

I volunteer to become the new MAINTAINER, but in a much more limited sense
of the term than Jean is/was.  I can take care of a couple git trees, and do
some detailed reviews when I have time.  For the most part, I will have to
rely on others to do reviews as well.

I would not be volunteering for this role, if Juerg and others had not also
volunteered to be more active reviewers.

As for the discussions later in this thread about process... IMHO that's a
little premature.  I intend to get brand new stuff into -mm perhaps a little
earlier than Jean did... but it still ain't going to Linus before it's ready.
Other than that, I would rather just see what works for me and for you (other
hwmon authors).

Assuming no one else wants the job (ruik?) I'll start working with Jean to
get things set up as soon as I can.

Thanks & regards,

Mark M. Hoffman
mhoffman at lightlink.com

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