Thank you for the suggestion.
Who are you execting to pull this huge patch series?
The last pull request was addressed to Al as per Arnd's suggestion. I'm not completely sure who should it be addressed to.
Why not just introduce the new api call, wait for that to be merged, and then push the individual patches through the different subsystems? After half of those get ignored, then provide a single set of patches that can go through Andrew or my trees.
Arnd and I tried to do this a few ways.
We can try to introduce the api first like you suggest.
There are a few Acks already on the patches. And, patches 2-5 also need to be merged through some common tree like yours or Andrew's as you suggest.
So, if everyone is ok, I could do the following:
1. Post patches 1-5 for rc-2. 2. Post all other patches to respective maintainers after rc-2 3. Then after patches get ignored or merged, post remaining as a series for you or Andrew to pick up.