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Date:   Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:45:38 -0700
From:   Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
To:     Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>, linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org,
        ksummit-discuss@...ts.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: Maintainer Entry Profile



On 9/11/19 8:48 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> Document the basic policies of the libnvdimm subsystem and provide a first
> example of a Maintainer Entry Profile for others to duplicate and edit.
> 
> Cc: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>
> Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>

Acked-by: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>

> ---
>  Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst |   64 +++++++++++++++++++++
>  MAINTAINERS                                       |    4 +
>  2 files changed, 68 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst b/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..c102950f2257
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
> @@ -0,0 +1,64 @@
> +LIBNVDIMM Maintainer Entry Profile
> +==================================
> +
> +Overview
> +--------
> +The libnvdimm subsystem manages persistent memory across multiple
> +architectures. The mailing list, is tracked by patchwork here:
> +https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
> +...and that instance is configured to give feedback to submitters on
> +patch acceptance and upstream merge. Patches are merged to either the
> +'libnvdimm-fixes', or 'libnvdimm-for-next' branch. Those branches are
> +available here:
> +https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm.git/
> +
> +In general patches can be submitted against the latest -rc, however if
> +the incoming code change is dependent on other pending changes then the
> +patch should be based on the libnvdimm-for-next branch. However, since
> +persistent memory sits at the intersection of storage and memory there
> +are cases where patches are more suitable to be merged through a
> +Filesystem or the Memory Management tree. When in doubt copy the nvdimm
> +list and the maintainers will help route.
> +
> +Submissions will be exposed to the kbuild robot for compile regression
> +testing. It helps to get a success notification from that infrastructure
> +before submitting, but it is not required.
> +
> +
> +Submit Checklist Addendum
> +-------------------------
> +There are unit tests for the subsystem via the ndctl utility:
> +https://github.com/pmem/ndctl
> +Those tests need to be passed before the patches go upstream, but not
> +necessarily before initial posting. Contact the list if you need help
> +getting the test environment set up.
> +
> +
> +Key Cycle Dates
> +---------------
> +New submissions can be sent at any time, but if they intend to hit the
> +next merge window they should be sent before -rc4, and ideally
> +stabilized in the libnvdimm-for-next branch by -rc6. Of course if a
> +patch set requires more than 2 weeks of review -rc4 is already too late
> +and some patches may require multiple development cycles to review.
> +
> +
> +Coding Style Addendum
> +---------------------
> +libnvdimm expects multi-line statements to be double indented. I.e.
> +
> +        if (x...
> +                        && ...y) {
> +
> +
> +Review Cadence
> +--------------
> +In general, please wait up to one week before pinging for feedback. A
> +private mail reminder is preferred. Alternatively ask for other
> +developers that have Reviewed-by tags for libnvdimm changes to take a
> +look and offer their opinion.
> +
> +
> +Style Cleanup Patches
> +---------------------
> +Standalone style-cleanups are welcome.
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index e5d111a86e61..2be1e18a368e 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -9185,6 +9185,7 @@ M:	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
>  M:	Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>
>  M:	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
>  L:	linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org
> +P:	Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
>  Q:	https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
>  S:	Supported
>  F:	drivers/nvdimm/blk.c
> @@ -9195,6 +9196,7 @@ M:	Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>
>  M:	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
>  M:	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
>  L:	linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org
> +P:	Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
>  Q:	https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
>  S:	Supported
>  F:	drivers/nvdimm/btt*
> @@ -9204,6 +9206,7 @@ M:	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
>  M:	Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>
>  M:	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
>  L:	linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org
> +P:	Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
>  Q:	https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
>  S:	Supported
>  F:	drivers/nvdimm/pmem*
> @@ -9223,6 +9226,7 @@ M:	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
>  M:	Keith Busch <keith.busch@...el.com>
>  M:	Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
>  L:	linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org
> +P:	Documentation/nvdimm/maintainer-entry-profile.rst
>  Q:	https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-nvdimm/list/
>  T:	git git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm.git
>  S:	Supported
> 

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