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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [RFC PATCH 2/3] MAINTAINERS, Handbook: Subsystem Profile
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On 11/15/18 7:44 AM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>
> Anyway, RFC patch follows.
>
> -
>
> [PATCH] [RFC] Add a system profile description for media subsystem
>
> This RFC aligns with current Dan's proposal for having subsystem
> specific ruleset stored at the Kernel tree.
>
> On this initial RFC, I opted to not add the reviewers e-mail
> (adding just a "<>") as a boilerplate. If we decide keeping emails
> there, I'll add them.

Hi-
Here are my comments.

Hopefully the email addresses will be added. Just having names is a
half-answer for contact info.

>
> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/media/subsystem-profile.rst b/Documentation/media/subsystem-profile.rst
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..7a5d6f691d05
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/media/subsystem-profile.rst
> @@ -0,0 +1,186 @@
> +Media Subsystem Profile
> +=======================
> +
> +Overview
> +--------
> +
> +The media subsystem cover support for a variety of devices: stream

covers

> +capture, analog and digital TV, cameras, remote controllers, HDMI CEC
> +and media pipeline control.
> +
> +Both our userspace and Kernel APIs are documented and should be kept in
> +sync with the API changes. It means that all patches that add new
> +features to the subsystem should also bring changes to the corresponding
> +API files.
> +
> +Also, patches for device drivers that changes the Open Firmware/Device
> +Tree bindings should be reviewed by the Device Tree maintainers.
> +
> +Due to the size and wide scope of the media subsystem, our
> +maintainership model is to have sub-maintainers that have a broad
> +knowledge of an specific aspect of the subsystem. It is a

of a specific

> +sub-maintainers task to review the patches, providing feedback to users
> +if the patches are following the subsystem rules and are properly using
> +the media internal and external APIs.
> +
> +We have a set of compliance tools at https://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git/
> +that should be used in order to check if the drivers are properly
> +implementing the media APIs.
> +
> +Patches for the media subsystem should be sent to the media mailing list
> +at linux-media@vger.kernel.org as plain text only e-mail. emails with

e-mail or email? Be consistent. (more below)

> +HTML will be automacially rejected by the mail server.

automatically

> +
> +Our workflow is heavily based on Patchwork, meaning that, once a patch
> +is submitted, it should appear at:
> +
> + - https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/project/linux-media/list/
> +
> +If it doesn't automatically appear there after a few minutes, then
> +probably something got wrong on your submission. Please check if the
> +email is in plain text only and if your emailer is not mangling with

email

> +whitespaces before complaining or submit it again.
> +
> +Core
> +----
> +
> +Documentation
> ++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: Documentation/media
> +
> +Kernelspace API headers
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: include/media/*.h
> +
> +Digital TV Core
> ++++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: drivers/media/dvb-core
> +
> +HDMI CEC Core
> ++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: drivers/media/cec
> +
> +Media Controller Core
> ++++++++++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: drivers/media/media-\*.[ch]
> +
> +Remote Controller Core
> +++++++++++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: drivers/media/rc/rc-core-priv.h
> +F: drivers/media/rc/rc-ir-raw.c
> +F: drivers/media/rc/rc-main.c
> +F: drivers/media/rc/ir\*-decoder.c
> +F: drivers/media/rc/lirc_dev.c
> +
> +Video4linux Core
> +++++++++++++++++
> +
> +F: drivers/media/v4l2-core
> +
> +Patches or Pull requests
> +------------------------
> +
> +All patches should be submitted via e-mail for review. We use

and e-mail

> +pull requests on our workflow between sub-maintainers and the
> +maintainer.
> +
> +
> +Last day for new feature submissions
> +------------------------------------
> +
> +Before -rc5
> +
> +
> +Last day to merge features
> +--------------------------
> +
> +Before -rc7
> +
> +
> +Non-author Ack / Review Tags Required
> +-------------------------------------
> +
> +Not required, but desirable
> +
> +
> +Test Suite
> +----------
> +
> +Use the several *-compliance tools that are part of the v4l-utils
> +package.
> +
> +
> +Trusted Reviewers
> +-----------------
> +
> +Sub-maintainers
> ++++++++++++++++
> +
> +At the media subsystem, we have a group of senior developers that are
> +responsible for doing the code reviews at the drivers (called
> +sub-maintainers), and another senior developer responsible for the
> +subsystem as a hole. For core changes, whenever possible, multiple

as a whole.

> +media (sub-)maintainers do the review.
> +
> +The sub-maintainers work on specific areas of the subsystem, as
> +described below:
> +
> +- Sensor drivers
> +
> + R: Sakari Ailus <>
> +
> +- V4L2 drivers
> +
> + R: Hans Verkuil <>
> +
> +- Media controller drivers
> +
> + R: Laurent Pinchart <>
> +
> +- HDMI CEC
> +
> +- Remote Controllers
> +
> + R: Sean Young <>
> +
> +- Digital TV
> +
> + R: Michael Krufky <>
> + R: Sean Young <>
> +
> +
> +Resubmit Cadence
> +----------------
> +
> +Provided that your patch is at https://patchwork.linuxtv.org, it should
> +be sooner or later handled, so you don't need to re-submit a patch.

Resubmit or re-submit? Be consistent.

> +
> +Please notice that the media subsystem is a high traffic one, so it
> +could take a while for us to be able to review your patches. Feel free
> +to ping if you don't get a feedback on a couple of weeks.

in a

> +
> +Time Zone / Office Hours
> +------------------------
> +
> +Media developers are distributed all around the globe. So, don't assume
> +that we're on your time zone. We usually don't work on local holidays or
> +at weekends. Please also notice that, during the Kernel merge window,
> +we're usually busy ensuring that everything goes smoothly, meaning that
> +we usually have a lot of patches waiting for review just after that. So
> +you should expect a higher delay during the merge window and one week
> +before/after it.
> +
> +
> +Checkpatch / Style cleanups
> +---------------------------
> +
> +Standalone style-cleanups are welcome, but they should be grouped per
> +directory. So, for example, if you're doing a cleanup at drivers
> +under drivers/media, please send a single patch for all drivers under
> +drivers/media/pci, another one for drivers/media/usb and so on.


> Cheers.-
~Randy

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