Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Add Samsung pinctrl entries

From: Tomasz Figa
Date: Thu Jun 13 2013 - 19:03:14 EST

On Friday 14 of June 2013 07:47:15 Kukjin Kim wrote:
> Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > On Thursday 13 of June 2013 10:05:44 Doug Anderson wrote:
> > > It's convenient if get_maintainer suggests sending samsung/exynos
> > > pinctrl changes to linux-samsung-soc and to Kukjin. Add an entry
> > > for
> > > that.
> >
> > Well, if we are already at it, we could list the actual maintainers of
> > the driver.
> >
> > The original maintainer was Thomas Abraham <thomas.abraham@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Should be original author?! I think, original maintainer was/is Linus
> Walleij.

Linus is the maintainer of the pin control subsystem. In addition drivers
can have their own maintainers, but of course they are lower in the
hierarchy than subsystem maintainers.

> Let's see, probably original author should have some knowledge for it
> but the meaning of the maintainer is different. Of course, would be
> helpful if original author could review and maintain...

Maintainer is the person who takes care of the code, including testing,
fixes, review of patches, but also development as well to keep the driver
up to date with core code, improve things, add support for new hardware,

Originally Thomas Abraham was the person doing it for this driver. At
least I remember, he was the person who reviewed and acked my patches when
I started my work on improving this driver.

Later on I took over most of those tasks and I've been doing so ever since
that time.

Best regards,

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