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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/2many] - FInd the maintainer(s) for a patch - scripts/
    On 08/14/2007 07:00 PM, Joe Perches wrote:

    > On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 17:53 +0200, Rene Herman wrote:

    >> It isn't about MODULE_FOO() tags, it is about tagging /source/ files
    >> to help with putting CCs on patch submissals.
    >> If we want to link source file foo.c and the
    >> MAINTAINERS information, we have 3 options:
    >> 1. MAINTAINERS --> foo.c
    >> 2. foo.c --> MAINTAINERS
    >> 3. foo.c <--> some 3rd file <--> MAINTAINERS
    > I added and Junio Hamano

    Well, yes, I agree -- going through GIT seems to be the only really workable

    That is, instead of (case 2, you snipped it) having a backlink to the
    MAINTAINERS file in a header inside the source GIT would maintain this
    backlink -- and at that point, you can basically forego the MAINTAINERS file
    completely other than as something GIT can generate and just regard all of
    it meta-information (you may want to generate MAINTAINERS for releases but
    making GIT the source is the idea).

    "git info --maintainer drivers/ide/ide-cd.c" or some such would say "Alan
    Cox <alan@...>".

    There are more possibilities for this kind of meta information. git info
    --author, git info --license, git info --whatever. Given that it's intended
    for developers, needing GIT should not get in the way but there's always the
    generated MAINTAINERS file in releases as well.

    It would ofcourse automatically stay up to date through deleting and moving
    of files. You'd probably want to devise a way to enable a submitter to also
    automatically provide meta-information upon addition of files. This can be
    done in the same way as a "Signed-off-by". Just tags in a submit email.

    This should probably turn out to be the way things work yes. The paths in
    the MAINTAINERS file grow stale, source headers might also and sticking
    headers on every source file isn't nice anyway -- it's meta-information and
    the SCM can maintain it.

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