When reviewers stop responding

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Nov 19 02:08:11 EST 2021

On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 01:55:41PM -0600, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> I am looking for advice on how to proceed when kernel patch reviewers
> stop responding to patches.  I've been working on a patch series for
> several months - sending 3 "RFC" and 8 non-RFC versions, receiving
> feedback, and implementing all of the changes that have been requested.
> I sent the last patch series (version 8) on October 9, and resent it on
> October 22.  I also sent an off-list email to the subsystem maintainer
> and the (previously) most active reviewer on November 8.  I haven't
> received any responses since October 8.
> How should I proceed?

As the merge window is now over, please just resend the patches.
Remember maintainers can not add anything to their trees usually for the
week before, and during the 2 weeks of, the merge window, so that might
account for the delay here.

Also, just resend because things do get lost.

To help out, while waiting, why not review some patches for the same
subsystem on the mailing list to provide help for the maintainers?  That
help can go a long way in making sure your patches are reviewed.

good luck!

greg k-h

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