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  1. About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    Hello,

    I just wrote to Alessandro in order to have some suggestions about a
    misc device I wish to propose to this list, but he told me that he
    wants leave his maintanership.

    So which is the person should I send my requests about misc devices?

    He also asked to me to propose to this list a "patch" to remove him
    from the MAINTANERS file... if so the new entry should be:

    MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    S: Maintained

    Is taht correct?

    Ciao,

    Rodolfo

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  2. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:37:08 +0200 Rodolfo Giometti wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I just wrote to Alessandro in order to have some suggestions about a
    > misc device I wish to propose to this list, but he told me that he
    > wants leave his maintanership.
    >
    > So which is the person should I send my requests about misc devices?
    >
    > He also asked to me to propose to this list a "patch" to remove him
    > from the MAINTANERS file... if so the new entry should be:
    >
    > MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    > L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > S: Maintained
    >
    > Is taht correct?


    I'd say that the entry should just be for MISC DEVICES.
    MOUSE is covered/handled by INPUT DRIVERS.

    The L: and S: look OK to me.

    Please send a patch to linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org and
    to akpm@linux-foundation.org .

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  3. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Rodolfo Giometti wrote:

    > I just wrote to Alessandro in order to have some suggestions about a
    > misc device I wish to propose to this list, but he told me that he wants
    > leave his maintanership.
    > So which is the person should I send my requests about misc devices?
    > He also asked to me to propose to this list a "patch" to remove him
    > from the MAINTANERS file... if so the new entry should be:
    > MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    > L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > S: Maintained


    I in fact never understood what this maintainers entry meant ... what is
    the device in question here?

    Anyway, something for Andrew



    From: Jiri Kosina
    Subject: [PATCH] remove "Mouse and Misc devices" from MAINTAINERS

    remove "Mouse and Misc devices" from MAINTAINERS

    Alessandro himself claims that he gives up maintainership, and to be
    frank, I don't have a clue what this entry is about.

    Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina

    ---

    MAINTAINERS | 6 ------
    1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
    index 3596d17..3d9635f 100644
    --- a/MAINTAINERS
    +++ b/MAINTAINERS
    @@ -2818,12 +2818,6 @@ M: ppisa@pikron.com
    L: linux-arm-kernel@lists.arm.linux.org.uk (subscribers-only)
    S: Maintained

    -MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    -P: Alessandro Rubini
    -M: rubini@ipvvis.unipv.it
    -L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    -S: Maintained
    -
    MOXA SMARTIO/INDUSTIO/INTELLIO SERIAL CARD
    P: Jiri Slaby
    M: jirislaby@gmail.com
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  4. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:55:40 +0200 (CEST)
    Jiri Kosina wrote:

    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Rodolfo Giometti wrote:
    >
    > > I just wrote to Alessandro in order to have some suggestions about a
    > > misc device I wish to propose to this list, but he told me that he wants
    > > leave his maintanership.
    > > So which is the person should I send my requests about misc devices?
    > > He also asked to me to propose to this list a "patch" to remove him
    > > from the MAINTANERS file... if so the new entry should be:
    > > MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    > > L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > > S: Maintained

    >
    > I in fact never understood what this maintainers entry meant ... what is
    > the device in question here?


    I thought mouse was a part of linux-input? Or am I missing something?
    Besides that misc thingie is really creepy, makes me feel Ive
    missed something.

    >
    > Anyway, something for Andrew
    >
    >
    >
    > From: Jiri Kosina
    > Subject: [PATCH] remove "Mouse and Misc devices" from MAINTAINERS
    >
    > remove "Mouse and Misc devices" from MAINTAINERS
    >
    > Alessandro himself claims that he gives up maintainership, and to be
    > frank, I don't have a clue what this entry is about.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina
    >
    > ---
    >
    > MAINTAINERS | 6 ------
    > 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
    >
    > diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
    > index 3596d17..3d9635f 100644
    > --- a/MAINTAINERS
    > +++ b/MAINTAINERS
    > @@ -2818,12 +2818,6 @@ M: ppisa@pikron.com
    > L: linux-arm-kernel@lists.arm.linux.org.uk (subscribers-only)
    > S: Maintained
    >
    > -MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES [GENERAL]
    > -P: Alessandro Rubini
    > -M: rubini@ipvvis.unipv.it
    > -L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > -S: Maintained
    > -
    > MOXA SMARTIO/INDUSTIO/INTELLIO SERIAL CARD
    > P: Jiri Slaby
    > M: jirislaby@gmail.com
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  5. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Kristoffer Ericson wrote:

    > > I in fact never understood what this maintainers entry meant ... what
    > > is the device in question here?

    > I thought mouse was a part of linux-input? Or am I missing something?


    It is. Generic mice interface is maintained by Dmitry as part of linux
    input subsystem, and USB mice (usb hid) is maintained by me.

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  6. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:54:57 +0200 (CEST) Jiri Kosina wrote:

    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Kristoffer Ericson wrote:
    >
    > > > I in fact never understood what this maintainers entry meant ... what
    > > > is the device in question here?

    > > I thought mouse was a part of linux-input? Or am I missing something?

    >
    > It is. Generic mice interface is maintained by Dmitry as part of linux
    > input subsystem, and USB mice (usb hid) is maintained by me.


    Ack. And there is no MISC maintainer, so Jiri's patch to remove the
    entire entry makes sense IMO.

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  7. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"


    Randy:
    > Ack. And there is no MISC maintainer, so Jiri's patch to remove the
    > entire entry makes sense IMO.


    Yes, I agree.

    Actually, I've not been active at all, nor did I get but a few
    contacts over the years.

    thanks
    /alessandro
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  8. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 03:49:08PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:

    > Ack. And there is no MISC maintainer, so Jiri's patch to remove the
    > entire entry makes sense IMO.


    However misc devices exist, so no maintaner for them? I'd like to
    propose a misc device and I'd like to have some suggestions about it,
    so should I send my questions to the LKML?

    Ciao,

    Rodolfo

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  9. Re: About the maintainer of "MOUSE AND MISC DEVICES"

    On Wed, 1 Oct 2008, Rodolfo Giometti wrote:

    > > Ack. And there is no MISC maintainer, so Jiri's patch to remove the
    > > entire entry makes sense IMO.

    > However misc devices exist, so no maintaner for them? I'd like to
    > propose a misc device and I'd like to have some suggestions about it,
    > so should I send my questions to the LKML?


    If you have a driver that doesn't fit under any particular subsystem, it
    therefore probably belongs into drivers/misc, yes.

    Send them to LKML and CC Andrew Morton and possibly also Greg KH.

    Thanks,

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