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[PULL,0/4] Cut down on Andreas' maintainer responsibilities

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git://github.com/afaerber/qemu-cpu.git tags/maintainers-for-peter

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Andreas Färber May 25, 2016, 4:35 p.m. UTC
Hello Peter et al.,

In a desperate attempt to restore sanity to my inbox and my personal well-being
I am pulling the plug on most of my maintainer responsibilities:

1) I am no longer able to test nor interested in Cocoa patches. Peter has
taken this over and dropped ppc64 support but did not yet drop me.

2) I have not actively worked on PReP for a long time. My last patches
to refactor Super I/O for Markus got stuck (floppy, isa-serial, etc.)
and probably no longer apply due to their large code movements.
Someone picking up that series will be appreciated.

3) We never fully figured out the workflow for maintaining stable branches
post-mdroth, so those activities have ceased and newer releases are no longer
being documented in MAINTAINERS anyway.

4) I have been unable and unwilling to spend as much time on the QOM CPUs
as some people are expecting of me, nor am I using KVM much myself these days
for testing, and I don't want to block hot-plug work.

That leaves the core QOM code, which was never exclusively me, so I'm hoping
we can distribute that well enough over the various trees.

I may contribute to some of those areas, but please stop CC'ing me on huge series,
including areas that I was never maintainer for, or putting time pressure on me.
If you have concrete questions for me, please ask me directly or I am likely
to just ignore patches. But for now after weeks of illness I am taking a break and
will be unavailable as of tomorrow for the next two weeks.

I also recall having uint64 visitor fixes from ~2.5 somewhere; someone picking
them up would be appreciated, I think it was only minor requests for a respin.

Regards,
Andreas

Cc: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>

Cc: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
Cc: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost@redhat.com>
Cc: Aleksandar Markovic <aleksandar.markovic@imgtec.com>

Cc: Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com>

Cc: Alexander Graf <agraf@suse.de>
Cc: Bruce Rogers <brogers@suse.com>

The following changes since commit 287db79df8af8e31f18e262feb5e05103a09e4d4:

  Merge remote-tracking branch 'remotes/ehabkost/tags/x86-pull-request' into staging (2016-05-24 13:06:33 +0100)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://github.com/afaerber/qemu-cpu.git tags/maintainers-for-peter

for you to fetch changes up to 12b0e69cd71f3f71bacb51ed7dc71393ec384da6:

  MAINTAINERS: Drop Andreas as CPU maintainer (2016-05-25 17:44:15 +0200)

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Andreas stepping down from most maintainer positions

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Andreas Färber (4):
      MAINTAINERS: Drop Andreas as Cocoa maintainer
      MAINTAINERS: Drop Andreas as PReP maintainer
      MAINTAINERS: Drop Andreas as 0.15 maintainer
      MAINTAINERS: Drop Andreas as CPU maintainer

 MAINTAINERS | 8 +++-----
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Comments

Peter Maydell May 25, 2016, 4:59 p.m. UTC | #1
On 25 May 2016 at 17:35, Andreas Färber <afaerber@suse.de> wrote:
> I may contribute to some of those areas, but please stop CC'ing
> me on huge series, including areas that I was never maintainer for,
> or putting time pressure on me. If you have concrete questions for
> me, please ask me directly or I am likely to just ignore patches.
> But for now after weeks of illness I am taking a break and
> will be unavailable as of tomorrow for the next two weeks.

Thanks very much for all your work on QEMU; being maintainer
can be a pretty thankless and heavy workload sometimes and
I completely appreciate needing to get away from it. I hope
you have a good and relaxing holiday.

I'll apply these patches to the MAINTAINERS file shortly.

-- PMM