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

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Feb 2 11:10:49 UTC 2022

On Mon, 31 Jan 2022 at 21:06, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch> 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 outdated MAINTAINER entries for these with people and git trees that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.

Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com>

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