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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:17 +0200
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Cc:	Brian Norris <computersforpeace@...il.com>,
	devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	Russell King <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <dbaryshkov@...il.com>,
	Christian Daudt <bcm@...thebug.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Matt Porter <mporter@...aro.org>,
	Sebastian Reichel <sre@...nel.org>,
	Gregory Fong <gregory.0xf0@...il.com>,
	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 00/11] ARM: brcmstb: Add Broadcom STB SoC support

On Tuesday 22 July 2014 13:44:31 Brian Norris wrote:
> > For the platform changes in the first patch, I would prefer to have
> > Matt pick up the first patch, but we can also apply it directly into
> > arm-soc if he prefers that.
> 
> That brings up a question related to PATCH 11 in the series (MAINTAINERS
> update); who will be maintaining arch/arm/mach-bcm/*brcmstb*, and how
> will code go upstream? It seems like Matt and Christian are officially
> mach-bcm maintainers, although I don't know if Christian is still
> involved.

You have to solve that question together with Matt. From my perspective
it would be easier if I only have to deal with one person for mach-bcm,
but it's really up to you.

> Also, BCM7xxx shares little in common with the rest of mach-bcm, except
> a company name, so we'd really like at least the 'Maintainer' entries
> for the CC. I was planning on a separate git tree too, although it could
> have conflicts if we touch arch/arm/mach-bcm/{Makefile,Kconfig}.
> 
> So would we send a separate arm-soc pull request for the arm-soc
> targeted changes (and all future development)?

You can definitely have the separate MAINTAINERS entry without necessarily
becoming a maintainer at the same level. I know Matt is very responsive
and can forward your patches to arm-soc if that works for you.

> For the reset of mach-bcm stuff, I'll just send an arm-soc pull request
> soon enough, unless Matt/Arnd/Olof object.

I'll wait for Matt to comment before pulling it, otherwise that sounds
fine.

	Arnd
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