Role of a Linux Kernel Maintainer

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At LinuxCon Japan a few weeks ago I gave a talk entitled, "Linux Kernel Maintainers, What they do and how you can help them."

If you have ever wondered why a maintainer of an open source project could be a bit grumpy about anything you have sent them, I strongly suggest you go read the notes I wrote for that talk, or the slides, which includes all speaker notes.

Also, if you ever want to know what to do, in order to get your patches accepted, please go read the slides, I'm not going to repeat the information here.

Well, with one exception.