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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: add myself for kconfig

At 06:45 -0700 on 06 Jan (1452062722), Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 05.01.16 at 13:07, <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2015-12-16 at 08:41 -0600, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> >> Added myself as the maintainer of kconfig.
> >> 
> >> CC: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >> CC: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> CC: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> >> CC: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>
> >> CC: Tim Deegan <tim@xxxxxxx>
> >> 
> >> Signed-off-by: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Which reminds me that I meant to reply before the holidays,
> but then didn't get around to.
> To be honest, I'm not convinced. On one hand I'm certainly
> happy for this to not fall under THE REST, but on the other
> hand I've checked your, Doug, history on both Xen and Linux
> without finding (on the Linux side) any Kconfig related
> contribution, and only few earlier ones on either side. I hope
> you understand that I'm uncertain about a relative newcomer
> to be immediately granted maintainership over a non-negligible
> (both in terms of size and functionality) piece of code.

The usual failure mode for Xen contributors is that they leave the
code and never follow up; this is a strong sign that Doug is going to
stick around, and IMO ought to be encouraged!  And in any case Xen as
a whole has a chronic lack of reviewer bandwidth which will only be
fixed by welcoming new reviewers.

If you feel like he may need some shepherding in the short term, maybe
someone more experienced could be co-maintainer for a bit?


> I'm open to be convinced otherwise, but for the moment I'm
> NAKing this change.
> Jan

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