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Re: [dm-devel] [RFC] dm-lc: plan to go to staging

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:35:35AM +0900, Akira Hayakawa wrote:
> Hi,
> I am happy to see that dm-lc is picked up by LWN.
> http://lwn.net/Articles/562938/
> Now I think I should consider the next step forward.
> As Joe Thornber said before, what I have to do next are
> 1. Get some feedback from 3rd party users.
> 2. Reviewed by Mike Snitzer.
> As in
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/dm-devel/2013-July/msg00137.html
> To achieve the first goal,
> I am thinking of going to staging tree
> for dm-lc to be widely available to people in community.
> dm-lc is now managed in Github repo as a kernel module
> however, getting available in the tree means a lot
> to get 3rd party users.
> Does this plan sound nice?
> If so, what is the next step to go to staging?
> I have a patch against 3.11-rc7 in linux-next locally.
> Sending the patch to Greg is the next step?
> And who and what should be included in CC?

That's fine with me.  For staging drivers, I need a TODO file that lists
what needs to be done to the code to get it into a mergable state for
the "real" part of the kernel, and an email address to cc: patches on.
Also, a MAINTAINERS entry is good as that way the
scripts/get_maintainer.pl tool will properly pick up your email address.

You should generate the patch against the linux-next tree, as I have
lots of new staging drivers in there, ready for 3.12, and if you make a
patch against 3.11-rc7, odds are it will not apply properly.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.


greg k-h

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