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Date:   Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:54:34 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <gpiccoli@...lia.com>
Cc:     Evan Green <evgreen@...omium.org>, linux-efi@...r.kernel.org,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 03/13] firmware: google: Test spinlock on panic path
 to avoid lockups

On Mon, Aug 08, 2022 at 12:37:46PM -0300, Guilherme G. Piccoli wrote:
> Let me clarify / ask something: this series, for example, is composed as
> a bunch of patches "centered" around the same idea, panic notifiers
> improvements/fixes. But its patches belong to completely different
> subsystems, like EFI/misc, architectures (alpha, parisc, arm), core
> kernel code, etc.
> 
> What is the best way of getting this merged?
> (a) Re-send individual patches with the respective Review/ACK tags to
> the proper subsystem, or;

Yes.

> (b) Wait until the whole series is ACKed/Reviewed, and a single
> maintainer (like you or Andrew, for example) would pick the whole series
> and apply at once, even if it spans across multiple parts of the kernel?

No, only do this after a kernel release cycle happens and there are
straggler patches that did not get picked up by the relevant subsystem
maintainers.

thanks,

greg k-h

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