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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:48:51 +0000
From:   Nick Terrell <terrelln@...com>
To:     Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org>
CC:     Nick Terrell <nickrterrell@...il.com>,
        "squashfs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net" 
        <squashfs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        "Yann Collet" <cyan@...com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net" 
        <linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        Petr Malat <oss@...at.biz>, "Chris Mason" <clm@...com>,
        "linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org" <linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org>,
        Kernel Team <Kernel-team@...com>,
        Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux@...e.qmqm.pl>,
        Niket Agarwal <niketa@...com>,
        Btrfs BTRFS <linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        Johannes Weiner <jweiner@...com>
Subject: Re: [f2fs-dev] [PATCH v7 0/3] Update to zstd-1.4.6



> On Dec 15, 2020, at 4:00 PM, Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 08:58:52PM +0000, Nick Terrell via Linux-f2fs-devel wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> On Dec 3, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Nick Terrell <nickrterrell@...il.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> From: Nick Terrell <terrelln@...com>
>>> 
>>> Please pull from
>>> 
>>> git@...hub.com:terrelln/linux.git tags/v7-zstd-1.4.6
>>> 
>>> to get these changes. Alternatively the patchset is included.
>> 
>> Is it possible to get this patchset merged in the 5.11 merge window? It applies
>> cleanly to the latest master. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do
>> to drive this patchset towards merge.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Nick
> 
> Well, it's too late for 5.11 for patches that weren't already in linux-next, so
> you'll have to aim for 5.12.
> 
> It looks like you're asking Herbert to pull this into the crypto tree?  If he's
> interested in doing that, that could work.  However lib/zstd/ isn't that
> strongly "crypto-related", and it doesn't actually have a maintainer listed in
> MAINTAINERS.  Perhaps another path forwards is for you to volunteer to maintain
> lib/zstd/ and send pull requests for it directly to Linus?

Thanks for the advice! The first zstd patches went through Herbert’s tree, which is
why I’ve sent them this way.

I’d be happy to maintain zstd (and lz4, and xxhash), though I don’t know exactly what
that entails.

Best,
Nick

> - Eric

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