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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] unchecked request_region's in drivers/net
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > > Patch is against kernel 2.4.17, should apply to 2.5 as well.
> > Good job! But please consider splitting the patch per driver and sending it
> > to the respective maintainers.
> Someone with far too much time on their hands would be my personal
> hero[*] if they were to write a script (in language of their choice) to
> parse a diff, extract filename, and do lookup in a flat text file
> to find a list of maintainers/interested parties.
> Imagine a patch against devfs..
> $ cclist my.devfs.patch.diff
> Richard Gooch <>
> Alexander Viro <>
> SCNR 8-)
> This 'little black book of addresses' doesn't have to be anything
> wonderful, but its tedious work for someone to make the textfile
> mapping the various source files to email addresses.
> Someone (Alan?) suggested having something like a web interface
> allowing anyone interested in any particular file to register
> their interest, and get added to the cclist for that file.
> Which is also a cool idea.

The easy way to do this is to build a tree mirroring the kernel tree
with each file containing the addresses of the interest list. Directories
would contain a .interest file to indicate interest in the entire

Then a 'curl' gets you the
interest list.

Unfortunately you need some sort of confirmation step around the 'add
interest' bit to avoid people adding you to the root of the tree.

"Love the dolphins," she advised him. "Write by W.A.S.T.E.."

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