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    Hi Rusty.

    Can we have a MODULE_MAINTAINER to complement MODULE_AUTHOR?

    Often a module grows multiple authors over time, but initial authors
    aren't around (or too interested) anymore. And sometimes, if someone
    maintaining a driver is just doing minor peripheral updates to keep it
    compiling, the maintainer might not even _be_ an author really...


    diff --git a/include/linux/module.h b/include/linux/module.h
    index 10f771a..c06f76c 100644
    --- a/include/linux/module.h
    +++ b/include/linux/module.h
    @@ -128,6 +128,9 @@ #define MODULE_LICENSE(_license) MODULE_
    /* Author, ideally of form NAME <EMAIL>[, NAME <EMAIL>]*[ and NAME <EMAIL>] */
    #define MODULE_AUTHOR(_author) MODULE_INFO(author, _author)

    +/* Maintainer, ideally of form NAME <EMAIL> */
    +#define MODULE_MAINTAINER(_maintainer) MODULE_INFO(maintainer, _maintainer)
    /* What your module does. */
    #define MODULE_DESCRIPTION(_description) MODULE_INFO(description, _description)
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