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Date:   Sat, 28 Jul 2018 14:28:34 +0800
From:   piaojun <>
To:     Dominique Martinet <>,
        Eric Van Hensbergen <>,
        Ron Minnich <>,
        Latchesar Ionkov <>
CC:     <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: About the V9fs-developer list (Was: [PATCH] 9p: fix multiple


Could we cancel the limitation of recipients' number?


On 2018/7/28 13:59, Dominique Martinet wrote:
> NULL-pointer-dereferences)
> Reply-To: 
> In-Reply-To: <>
> (Re-added Eric, ron, Latchesar to the recipients and removed a few
> others to make v9fs accept this mail without moderation, sorry Thomas &
> others)
> TL;DR: should we move the list, and should I send a patch adding myself
> to maintainers?
> piaojun wrote on Sat, Jul 28, 2018:
>> I could not recieve the original patch. Did the patch CC v9fs developer
>> maillist?
> Yes, but as usual there were too many recipients (I removed some like
> you did previously), so the patch is probably queued for moderation
> somewhere.
> For this specific patch, you can find the original message here from the
> lkml archives:
> (Or more generally for patches I say I've accepted, my current process
> is to push them to my 9p-test branch[1] then once they have been tested
> push the same thing to my 9p-next branch[2] that will be taken into
> linux-next; this is already in 9p-next now :
> [1]
> [2]
> I always check that linux-kernel@...r was in copy and insert the Link:
> tag as appropriate if you need to reply)
> In general though I'd realy like to bring up the subject of this mailing
> list as I feel it's been a burden lately.
> I'm not even an admin of the list so I feel a little out of place here
> but should I go around snooping to ask if we could make a new
> mailing list and abandon the ship here?
> A second question that's been on my mind lately is if I'm going to be
> gathering 9p patchs from now I should probably start considering sending
> a patch to add myself to MAINTAINER.
> I've had a quick look at the file though and there aren't many
> subsystems with 4+ maintainer (breakdown if I can count: 1301 with 1,
> 342 with 2, 104 with 3, 31 with 4, 4 with 5, 1 with 6 and 10
> maintainers) and more to the point I also think having too many
> maintainers is a nuisance, which is why I've been reluctant to add
> myself.
> I however don't want to forcefully remove anyone either, Eric has been
> somewhat active with three messages in may at least, and Latchesar akced
> patchs this past year as well (September but still within 12 months) so
> he's definitely still reading these emails a bit...
> That being said, it's not like retiring from maintainers means one won't
> be able to look and comment at patches, just that patches will get less
> recipients and might go to through to the list more easily.
> To be honest I wouldn't care at all if the list worked well, but in the
> state things are in it's easy for me to miss a patch unless someone
> redirects it to me like Greg did recently.
> There isn't any hurry, but let's discuss this and move forward.
> What do you three think about this?
> What do others think?
> Thanks!

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