I'm an upstream maintainer for the aoetools, the user space software that complements
the aoe driver in the Linux kernel.
The aoe driver is a storage initiator that allows the use of ATA over Ethernet for cloud
deployments and other use cases, so I've joined the Fedora Cloud SIG as well.
I created a bugzilla item for the inclusion of the aoetools in RHEL, now that RHEL 6.5 is
set to include an updated aoe driver with upstream improvements. To the bugzilla item, I
attached patches based on the existing Fedora aoetools git tree,
... and I added Dennis Gilmore to the Cc list, thinking that he was the maintainer, but he
let me know that there is currently no maintainer for the aoetools package in Fedora. He
was in the git changelogs because of his role as Fedora Release Engineer.
So since I'm already creating patches in a clone of the Fedora aoetools git tree, I am
wondering what should be the next step. My goals are to,
1) Help get the Fedora aoetools package updated with the improvements from upstream,
2) Help get aoetools included in RHEL once the Fedora package is in good shape.
I'm pretty familiar with bugzilla, rpmbuild, and git, so I could volunteer to maintain
the Fedora package if that's probably the best way to get this going. I've read
the documentation on the wiki for potential package maintainers and believe I could help
out if there isn't someone else ready to step up.