[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 01/21] MAINTAINERS: Add entry for fbdev core

Helge Deller deller at gmx.de
Tue Feb 1 10:32:06 UTC 2022

On 1/31/22 22:05, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> Ever since Tomi extracted the core code in 2014 it's been defacto me
> maintaining this, with help from others from dri-devel and sometimes
> Linus (but those are mostly merge conflicts):
> $ git shortlog -ns  drivers/video/fbdev/core/ | head -n5
>     35  Daniel Vetter
>     23  Linus Torvalds
>     10  Hans de Goede
>      9  Dave Airlie
>      6  Peter Rosin
> I think ideally we'd also record that the various firmware fb drivers
> (efifb, vesafb, ...) are also maintained in drm-misc because for the
> past few years the patches have either been to fix handover issues
> with drm drivers, or caused handover issues with drm drivers. So any
> other tree just doesn't make sense. But also, there's plenty of
> outdated MAINTAINER entries for these with people and git trees that
> haven't been active in years, so maybe let's just leave them alone.
> And furthermore distros are now adopting simpledrm as the firmware fb
> driver, so hopefully the need to care about the fbdev firmware drivers
> will go down going forward.
> Note that drm-misc is group maintained, I expect that to continue like
> we've done before, so no new expectations that patches all go through
> my hands. That would be silly. This also means I'm happy to put any
> other volunteer's name in the M: line, but otherwise git log says I'm
> the one who's stuck with this.

Yes, agreed.

Acked-by: Helge Deller <deller at gmx.de>

Since the code is used by drm and existing fbdev drivers,
please just make sure to not break fbdev...


> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com>
> Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: Linux Fbdev development list <linux-fbdev at vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel at ucw.cz>
> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam at ravnborg.org>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> Cc: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm at redhat.com>
> Cc: DRI Development <dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Claudio Suarez <cssk at net-c.es>
> Cc: Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen at ti.com>
> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert at linux-m68k.org>
> Cc: Thomas Zimmermann <tzimmermann at suse.de>
> Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
> Cc: Sven Schnelle <svens at stackframe.org>
> Cc: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
> ---
>  MAINTAINERS | 6 ++++++
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> index ea3e6c914384..49809eaa3096 100644
> @@ -7573,6 +7573,12 @@ S:	Maintained
>  W:	http://floatingpoint.sourceforge.net/emulator/index.html
>  F:	arch/x86/math-emu/
> +M:	Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch>
> +F:	drivers/video/fbdev/core/
> +S:	Odd Fixes
> +T:	git git://anongit.freedesktop.org/drm/drm-misc
> +
>  M:	Helge Deller <deller at gmx.de>
>  L:	linux-fbdev at vger.kernel.org

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