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Re: XFS leadership and a new co-maintainer candidate

To: Ric Wheeler <rwheeler@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS leadership and a new co-maintainer candidate
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:03:37 -0600
Cc: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>, elder@xxxxxxxxxx, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, "linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hey Ric,

On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 06:03:41AM -0500, Ric Wheeler wrote:
> In the XFS community, we have 2 clear leaders in terms of
> contributions of significant feaures and depth of knowledge -
> Christoph and Dave.
> If you look at the number of patches submitted by developers since
> 3.0 who have more than 10 patches, we get the following:
>     319 Author: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>
>     163 Author: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>      51 Author: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
>      35 Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>      34 Author: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@xxxxxxxxxx>
>      29 Author: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>      28 Author: Brian Foster <bfoster@xxxxxxxxxx>
>      25 Author: Zhi Yong Wu <wuzhy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>      24 Author: Jeff Liu <jeff.liu@xxxxxxxxxx>
>      21 Author: Jie Liu <jeff.liu@xxxxxxxxxx>
>      20 Author: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
>      16 Author: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>      12 Author: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
>      12 Author: Carlos Maiolino <cmaiolino@xxxxxxxxxx>
> If we as a community had more capacity for patch review, Dave's
> numbers would have jumped up even higher :)
> It is certainly very welcome to bring new developers into our
> community, but if we are going to add a co-maintainer for XFS, we
> really need to have one of our two leading developers in that role.

Mark is replacing Alex as my backup because Alex is really busy at
Linaro and asked to be taken off awhile ago.  The holiday season is
coming up and I fully intend to go off my meds, turn in to Fonzy the
bear, and eat my hat.  I need someone to watch the shop while I'm off
exploring on Mars.  I trust Mark to do that because he is totally


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