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[PATCH] update xfs maintainers

To: Ric Wheeler <rwheeler@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [PATCH] update xfs maintainers
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:03:10 -0600
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, elder@xxxxxxxxxx, Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>, "linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hey Ric,

On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 03:50:21PM -0500, Ric Wheeler wrote:
> On 11/08/2013 03:46 PM, Ben Myers wrote:
> >Hey Christoph,
> >
> >On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 11:34:24AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >>On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 12:03:37PM -0600, Ben Myers wrote:
> >>>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
> >>>awesome.
> >>
> >>Doing this as an unilateral decisions is not something that will win you
> >>a fan base.
> >It's posted for review.
> >
> >>While we never had anything reassembling a democracy in Linux Kernel
> >>development making decisions without even contacting the major
> >>contributor is wrong, twice so if the maintainer is a relatively minor
> >>contributor to start with.
> >>
> >>Just because it recent came up elsewhere I'd like to recite the
> >>definition from Trond here again:
> >>
> >>    
> >> http://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-2012-discuss/2012-June/000066.html
> >>
> >>By many of the creative roles enlisted there it's clear that Dave should
> >>be the maintainer.  He's been the main contributor and chief architect
> >>for XFS for many year, while the maintainers came and went at the mercy
> >>of SGI.  This is not meant to bad mouth either of you as I think you're
> >>doing a reasonably good job compared to other maintainers, but at the
> >>same time the direction is set by other people that have a much longer
> >>involvement with the project, and having them officially in control
> >>would help us forward a lot.  It would also avoid having to spend
> >>considerable resources to train every new generation of SGI maintainer.
> >>
> >>Coming to and end I would like to maintain Dave Chinner as the primary
> >>XFS maintainer for all the work he has done as biggest contributor and
> >>architect of XFS since longer than I can remember, and I would love to
> >>retain Ben Myers as a co-maintainer for all the good work he has done
> >>maintaining and reviewing patches since November 2011.
> >I think we're doing a decent job too.  So thanks for that much at least.  ;)
> >>I would also like to use this post as a public venue to condemn the
> >>unilateral smokey backroom decisions about XFS maintainership that SGI is
> >>trying to enforce on the community.
> >That really didn't happen Christoph.  It's not in my tree or in a pull 
> >request.
> >
> >Linus, let me know what you want to do.  I do think we're doing a fair job 
> >over
> >here, and (geez) I'm just trying to add Mark as my backup since Alex is too
> >busy.  I know the RH people want more control, and that's understandable, but
> >they really don't need to replace me to get their code in.  Ouch.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >     Ben
> Christoph is not a Red Hat person.
> Jeff is from Oracle.
> This is not a Red Hat vs SGI thing,

Sorry if my read on that was wrong.
> Dave simply has earned the right
> to take on the formal leadership role of maintainer.

Then we're gonna need some Reviewed-bys.  ;)

From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>

xfs: update maintainers 

Add Dave as maintainer of XFS.

Signed-off-by: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
 MAINTAINERS |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/MAINTAINERS       2013-11-08 15:20:18.935186245 -0600
+++ b/MAINTAINERS       2013-11-08 15:22:50.685245977 -0600
@@ -9387,8 +9387,8 @@ F:        drivers/xen/*swiotlb*
 P:     Silicon Graphics Inc
+M:     Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 M:     Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
-M:     Alex Elder <elder@xxxxxxxxxx>
 M:     xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
 L:     xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
 W:     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs

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