lk maintainers

Denis Vlasenko (
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 14:58:49 -0200

This document is mailed to lkml regularly and will be modified
whenever new victim wishes to be listed in it or someone can
no longer devote his time to maintainer work.

If you want your entry added/updated/removed, contact me.

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So, you are new to Linux kernel hacking and want to submit a kernel bug report or a patch but don't know how to do it and _where_ to report it? Then save this file for future reference.

Preparing bug report: ===================== Compile problems: report GCC output and result of "grep '^CONFIG_' .config" Oops: decode it with ksymoops Unkillable process: Alt-SysRq-T and ksymoops relevant part Yes it means you should have ksymoops installed and tested, which is easy to get wrong. I've done that too often.

More info in the FAQ at

Sending bug report/patch: ========================= * Some device drivers have active developers, try to contact them first. * Otherwise find a subsystem maintainer to which your report pertains and send report to his address. * Small fixes and device driver updates are best directed to subsystem maintainers and "small bits" integrators. * It never hurts to CC: Linux kernel mailing list, but without specific maintainer address in To: field there is high probability that your patch won't be noticed. You have been warned. * Do not send it to all addresses at once! This will annoy lots of people and isn't useful at all. It's a spam. * Do NOT send small fixes to Linus, he just can't handle _everything_. He will eventually receive it from maintainers/integrators, send it their way. * If your patch is something big and new, announce it on lkml and try to attract testers. After it has been tested and discussed, you can expect Linus to consider inclusion in mainline.

Current Linux kernel people

Note that this list is sorted in reversed date order, most recent entries first. This means than entries at bottom can be outdated :-(

Linux kernel mailing list <> Post anything related to Linux kernel here, but nothing else :-)

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> [26 mar 2002] IPX, 802.2 LLC, NetBEUI,, cyclom2x sync card driver

John Cagle <> [19 mar 2002] The current maintainer of devices.txt, the list of assigned device numbers for LANANA. Consult the web site ( for instructions on submitting requests for new device numbers. Send all device related email to <>.

Tigran Aivazian <> I am author and maintainer of BFS filesystem and IA32 microcode update driver.

Rogier Wolff <> [12 mar 2002] I do "specialix serial ports": drivers/char/specialix.c (IO8+) drivers/char/sx.c (SX, SI, SIO) drivers/char/rio/*.c (RIO)

Martin Dalecki <> [11 mar 2002] IDE subsystem maintainer for 2.5 (mail Vojtech Pavlik <> too)

Ed Vance <> [05 mar 2002] Maintainer for the generic serial driver, serial.c, for 2.2 and 2.4 kernels. Please post patches to for tested bug fixes or to add support for a new serial device. Limited to time available. If I have not responded in a week, yell at

netfilter/iptables development <> [23 feb 2002] Please report all netfilter/iptables related problems to this mailinglist, where all netfilter developers are present. See also

Hans Reiser <> [16 feb 2002] Send me all reiserfs related patches with a cc to, send bug reports to, send paid support requests to after going to to pay, send discussions (not bug reports unless they are interesting to most persons) to If we sit on your patch for a week without responding, yell at us, we deserve it. Look at our web page at for more about sending us code, working with us, and our patch submission and tracking system.

Paul Bristow <> [16 feb 2002] I am an ide-floppy driver maintainer (ATAPI ZIP, LS-120/240 Superdisk, Clik! drives).

Mike Phillips <> [15 feb 2002] Token ring subsystem and drivers.

Anton Altaparmakov <> [15 feb 2002] I am the NTFS guy. [14 feb 2002] Reports of problems with the Red Hat shipped kernels.

Alan Cox <> [14 feb 2002] Linux 2.2 maintainer (maintenance fixes only). Collator of patches for unmaintained things in 2.2/2.4. Maintainer of the 2.4-ac (2.4 plus stuff being tested) tree. I2O, sound, 3c501 maintainer for 2.2/2.4.

Robert Love <> [14 feb 2002] Preemptible kernel is mine.

ALSA development <> [12 feb 2002] Jaroslav Kysela <> [12 feb 2002] Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ALSA patches are available at*

Neil Brown <> [08 feb 2002] I am interested in any issues with the code in: NFS server (fs/nfsd/*) software RAID (drivers/md/{md,raid,linear}*) or related include files.

Maksim Krasnyanskiy <> [08 feb 2002] I'm author and maintainer of the Bluetooth subsystem and Universal TUN/TAP device driver. These days mostly working on Bluetooth stuff.

Rik van Riel <> [07 feb 2002] Send me VM related stuff, please CC to

Geert Uytterhoeven <> [07 feb 2002] I work on the frame buffer subsystem, the m68k port (Amiga part), and the PPC port (CHRP LongTrail part). Unfortunately I barely have spare time to really work on these things. My job is not Linux-related (so far :-). I can not promise anything about my maintainership performance.

H. Peter Anvin <> [07 feb 2002] i386 boot and feature code, i386 boot protocol, autofs3, compressed iso9660 (but I'll accept all iso9660-related changes.) site manager; please contact me for sponsorship-related issues. admins <> [07 feb 2002] sysadmins. Contact us if you notice something breaks, or if you want a change make sure you give us at least 1-2 weeks. Please note that we got a lot of feature requests, a lot of which conflict or simply aren't practical; we don't have time to respond to all requests.

Greg KH <> [07 feb 2002] I am USB and PCI Hotplug maintainer.

Trond Myklebust <> [07 feb 2002] I am NFS client maintainer.

James Simmons <> [07 feb 2002] Console and framebuffer sybsustems. I also play around with the input layer.

Richard Gooch <> [07 feb 2002] I maintain devfs. I want people to Cc: me when reporting devfs problems, since I don't read all messages on linux-kernel. Send devfs related patches to me directly, rather than bypassing me and sending to Linus/Marcelo/Alan/Dave etc.

Russell King <> [06 feb 2002] ARM architecture maintainer. Please send all ARM patches through the patch system at New serial drivers maintainer for 2.5. Submit patches to

Andrew Morton <> [05 feb 2002] I'm receptive to any reproducible bug anywhere in the 2.4 kernel. Specialising in ext2, ext3 and network drivers. Not thinking about 2.5.x at this time.

Petr Vandrovec <> [05 feb 2002] ncpfs filesystem, matrox framebuffer driver, problems related to VMware - in all of 2.2.x, 2.4.x and 2.5.x.

Reiserfs developers list <> [05 feb 2002] Send all reiserfs-related stuff here including but not limited to bug reports, fixes, suggestions.

Oleg Drokin <> [05 feb 2002] SA11x0 USB-ethernet and SA11x0 watchdog are mine.

Vojtech Pavlik <> [05 feb 2002] Feel free to send me bug reports and patches to input device drivers (drivers/input/*, drivers/char/joystick/*) I also want to receive bug reports and patches for following USB drivers: printer, acm, catc, hid*, usbmouse, usbkbd, wacom. All other (not in the list) USB driver changes should go to USB maintainer (hopefully there is one listed here :-). Also CC me if you are posting VIA IDE driver related message (although I am not IDE subsystem maintainer).

======= These entries are suggested by lkml folks ========

David S. Miller <> [07 feb 2002] I am Sparc64 and networking core maintainer.

======= These ones I made myself ======== ======= I am waiting confirmation/correction from these people ========

Urban Widmark <> [13 feb 2002] smbfs

Jeff Garzik <> [12 feb 2002] I am the network-card-drivers guy (8139 for instance). CC me and Andrew Morton <> on network driver patches.

video4linux list <> [12 feb 2002] Gerd Knorr <> [12 feb 2002] video4linux

Tim Waugh <> [08 feb 2002] > Who is maintaining the linux iomega stuff? For 2.4.x, me (in theory). I don't have time for 2.5.x at the moment.

Alexander Viro <> [5 feb 2002] I am NOT a fs subsystem maintainer. But I won't kill you if you send me some generic fs bug reports and (hopefully) patches.

Andre Hedrick <> [5 feb 2002] I am IDE guy.

Andrea Arcangeli <> [5 feb 2002] Send VM related bug reports and patches to me.

Dave Jones <> [5 feb 2002] I collect various bits and pieces for inclusion in 2.5, espesially small and trivial ones and driver updates. Do not bother Linus with them. I'll feed them to Linus when (and if) they are proved to be worthy.

Eric S. Raymond <> [5 feb 2002] Send kernel configuration bug reports and suggestions to me. Also I'll be more than happy to accept help enties for kernel config options (

Gérard Roudier <> [5 feb 2002] I am SCSI guy.

Ingo Molnar <> [5 feb 2002] New scheduler in 2.5 and Tux are mine.

Jens Axboe <> [5 feb 2002] I am block device subsystem maintainer.

Keith Owens <> [5 feb 2002] ksymoops, kbuild, .. .. .. .. . are mine.

Linus Torvalds <> [5 feb 2002] Do not send anything to me unless it is for 2.5, well tested, discussed on lkml and is used by significant number of people. In general it is a bad idea to send me small fixes and driver updates, send them to subsystem maintainers and/or "small stuff" integrator (currently Dave Jones <>, see his entry). Sorry, I can't do everything.

Marcelo Tosatti <> [5 feb 2002] Do not send anything to me unless it is for 2.4 and well tested. If you are sending me small fixes and driver updates, send a copy to subsystem maintainers and/or "small stuff" integrators: - Alan Cox <>, - Rusty Russell <>.

Rusty Russell <> [5 feb 2002] > Here are some cleanups of whitespace in ..... Want me to add this to the trivial patch collection for tracking? If so just send (or cc:) it to - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at