Re: [RFCv7 PATCH 0/4] Add poll_requested_events() function.
From: Hans Verkuil
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 04:33:29 EST
On Thursday, February 02, 2012 23:48:23 Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:26:53 +0100
> Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The first version of this patch was posted July 1st, 2011. I really hope that
> > it won't take another six months to get a review from a fs developer. As this
> > LWN article (http://lwn.net/Articles/450658/) said: 'There has been little
> > discussion of the patch; it doesn't seem like there is any real reason for it
> > not to go in for 3.1.'
> > The earliest this can go in now is 3.4. The only reason it takes so long is
> > that it has been almost impossible to get a Ack or comments or even just a
> > simple reply from the fs developers. That is really frustrating, I'm sorry
> > to say.
> Yup. Nobody really maintains the poll/select code. It happens to sit
> under fs/ so nominally belongs to the "fs maintainers". The logs for
> fs/select.c seem to show me as the usual committer, but I wouldn't
> claim particular expertise in this area - I'm more a tube-unclogger
> here. Probably Al knows the code as well or better than anyone else.
> It's good that he looked at an earlier version of the patches.
> fs/eventpoll.c has an identified maintainer, but he has been vigorously
> hiding from us for a year or so. I'm the commit monkey for eventpoll,
> in a similar state to fs/select.c.
> So ho hum, all we can do is our best. You're an experienced kernel
> developer who has put a lot of work into the code. I suggest that you
> get your preferred version into linux-next ASAP then send Linus a pull
> request for 3.4-rc1, explaining the situation. If the code wasn't
> already in linux-next I would put it in -mm today, for 3.4-rc1.
Thank you very much for your reply. This was very helpful!
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