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

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Tue Apr 17 10:45:58 CEST 2007


Hi Mark,

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 11:03:20 -0400, Mark M. Hoffman wrote:
> 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.

This is excellent news, thanks for volunteering. We have been working
together for a long time now and I'm happy to see you take the lead.
You have my blessing.

> 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.

Great. I'll help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

-- 
Jean Delvare




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