Re: [RFC PATCH 0/4] Add support for LZ4-compressed kernels

Johannes Stezenbach <js@...>

On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 10:50:52AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 03:02:49AM +0100, Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer wrote:
At least akpm did approve the LZO update for inclusion into 3.7, but the code
still has not been merged into the main tree.
> On 2012-10-09 21:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
> [...]
> The changes look OK to me. Please ask Stephen to include the tree in
> linux-next, for a 3.7 merge.

Well, this probably means I have done a rather poor marketing.
I assume this code is sitting in *your* tree? How do you think it gets
into mainline?

There is no automatic way that code from linux-next gets merged into
mainline. That is up to the tree owner to make happen, either by getting
their tree into a parent maintainers tree, or if there is none, asking
Linus to pull your tree at the appropriate time.
My feeling is that in this case it is unneccessarily hard
for an outside contributor to get a patch accepted, all
because doesn't put someone in charge.

Apparently it doesn't work to put all the usual maintainer
responsibilities onto the shoulders of a Linux development novice.
Thus it would be nice if some maintainer would come
forward and offer to handle the patches for Markus.


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