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Date:   Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:06:54 +0530
From:   Calvin Johnson <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
        Len Brown <>, Al Stone <>,
        Lorenzo Pieralisi <>
Cc:     Florian Fainelli <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Jeremy Linton <>,
        Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>,
        Jon <>,
        Cristi Sovaiala <>,
        Ioana Ciornei <>,
        Madalin Bucur <>,
        netdev <>,,
        ACPI Devel Maling List <>,
        Paul Yang <>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH v7 1/6] Documentation: ACPI: DSD: Document MDIO

On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 11:20:04PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 11:13 PM Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
> > On 7/24/20 1:12 PM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:20 PM Andrew Lunn <> wrote:
> > >
> > >> I think we need to NACK all attempts to add ACPI support to phylib and
> > >> phylink until an authoritative ACPI Linux maintainer makes an
> > >> appearance and actively steers the work. And not just this patchset,
> > >> but all patchsets in the networking domain which have an ACPI
> > >> component.
> > >
> > > It's funny, since I see ACPI mailing list and none of the maintainers
> > > in the Cc here...
> > > I'm not sure they pay attention to some (noise-like?) activity which
> > > (from their perspective) happens on unrelated lists.
> >
> > If you what you describe here is their perception of what is going on
> > here, that is very encouraging, we are definitively going to make progress.
> I can't speak for them. As a maintainer in other areas I expect that
> people Cc explicitly maintainer(s) if they want more attention.
> Otherwise I look at the mails to the mailing list just from time to
> time. But this is my expectation, don't take me wrong.

Sorry about this miss.
In some past patch-set, I had added Rafael but somehow missed him this time.

>From the "MAINTAINERS" file, I got two maintainers. I don't know who else
can help with this discussion. I'll add others whom I know from ACPI list.
M:      "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
M:      Len Brown <>

If you know others who can help, please add.

Hi ACPI experts,
Would you please help review this patchset and guide us.

Please see the discussion on this patchset here:


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