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From: Radha Mohan <mohun106@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	Mahipal Challa <mchalla@marvell.com>,
	 Radha Chintakuntla <radhac@marvell.com>,
	Satha Koteswara Rao Kottidi <skoteshwar@marvell.com>,
	 "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	Veerasenareddy Burru <vburru@marvell.com>,
	Satananda Burla <sburla@marvell.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [EXT] Re: [PATCH] maintainers: Update for OcteonTx2 DMA and EP
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:15:48 -0800
Message-ID: <CAC8NTUU7p5JAoq0-EO_3fd0o5LARcs+RwkU+n7WJD3aHN7rKsg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5264517.tcxCQdgLY6@thomas>

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:28 PM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
>
> 16/11/2020 19:28, Radha Mohan:
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 2:39 PM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> > > 13/11/2020 20:18, Radha Mohan:
> > > > On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 11:57 PM Mahipal Challa <mchalla@marvell.com> wrote:
> > > > From: Radha Mohan <mohun106@gmail.com>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:44 PM
> > > > > On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 4:20 PM Radha Mohan Chintakuntla <radhac@marvell.com> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Replace the maintainers for OcteonTx2 DMA and EP drivers.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Radha Mohan Chintakuntla <radhac@marvell.com>
> > > [...]
> > > > > >Adding previous maintainers to ack.
> > > > > Acked-by: Mahipal Challa <mchalla@marvell.com
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Mahipal
> > > >
> > > > Hi Thomas,
> > > > Could you please pick this patch ?
> > >
> > > This low-priority patch has been sent 4 days ago,
> > > and was acked by only 1 maintainer 3 days ago.
> > >
> >
> > It was acked by both the old maintainers Satha Koteshwar and Mahipal
> > Challa. Maybe both of those emails didn't come on top of each other.
>
> I missed one.
>
> > > Why pushing? What is your fear exactly?
> >
> > Just want to make the transfer of ownership official in the mainline.
> > There's no fear I just normally wanted to send a reminder to you to
> > pick as it might be missed inclusion. If there's a guarantee that all
> > ack'ed patches will go automatically then I won't be sending any
> > reminder emails in future.
>
> It's OK to send reminder, but please wait at least a week.
>
> > > Why the new maintainers candidates have 0 and 2 contributions
> > > in git history?
> > >
> > These drivers requires some maintenance and likely expanded to support
> > future chips from Marvell. So you will not see contributions right
> > away.
> > So to become a maintainer one has to have prior contributions ?
>
> Yes: http://doc.dpdk.org/guides/contributing/patches.html#maintainers-and-sub-trees
> "
> Maintainers should have demonstrated a reasonable level of contributions or reviews to the component area. The maintainer should be confirmed by an ack from an established contributor.
> "

How was this done without prior contributions?
http://git.dpdk.org/dpdk/commit/MAINTAINERS?id=238e3167ca869abf44fa50ead022d7fc3b99605b

The commit log says that he is a "new developer". So am I technically
to the community.

Also the thing that puzzles me most is its a driver specific to
Marvell and both the previous maintainers are ok with the transfer but
a strange rule that probably applies to generic things of dpdk code
(which really makes sense there) comes as a blocker.
And how does new driver go?
Lets say if either myself or veerasena have pushed a new driver now
who has to ack it for inclusion ? Isn't that like a chicken and egg
problem.

I am looking for clarifications as things are different in other open
source communities.

>
> > Kind of makes odd sense as these drivers are specific to our chip and we
> > are changing ownership for maintaining them.
> > I do not understand why you have an issue here?
> > You don't like reminding then I understand.
>
> I don't like how you push new unconfirmed maintainers.

Could you please explain above commit made into new maintainer?

>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-18  4:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-10  0:19 [dpdk-dev] " Radha Mohan Chintakuntla
2020-11-10 18:13 ` Radha Mohan
2020-11-10 18:18   ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Satha Koteswara Rao Kottidi
2020-11-11  7:56   ` Mahipal Challa
2020-11-13 19:18     ` Radha Mohan
2020-11-13 22:38       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-16 18:28         ` Radha Mohan
2020-11-16 20:28           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-18  4:15             ` Radha Mohan [this message]
2020-11-18  9:15               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-18 21:31                 ` Radha Mohan
2020-11-22 11:28     ` Thomas Monjalon

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