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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Re: Storing Maintainers info around the kernel tree
On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, Rene Herman wrote:

> > It would be much easier to put in the "kernel/somesubsys" directory a
> > Maintainers file which has:
>
> It's ofcourse possible, but note that if we want this stuff to be minimally
> manual, moving files around (and deleting them) then requires editing these
> actual in-tree files via a tool.
>
> With the properties deleting files just requires deleting any file-specific
> properties alongside which is trivial since those are linked from the file.
>
> Moving stuff works by building a list of all properties that are set on the
> source starting at the source and destination's highest shared parent
> directory and then reconstructing this list at the destination, striking
> properties off the list that are already set at the destination.
>
> Adding properties, alongside added files or after the fact, could be done
> via standard patch submissals via the kind of "meta-diff" that already
> exists for "git move".
>
> I really believe this stuff should be meta-data -- and these properties as
> outlined work well it seems.

Please remember that not everybody uses git. The MAINTAINERS data
should be available in the kernel source itself.

(Maybe your suggestion is consistent with this -- I simply wanted to
raise the point.)

Alan Stern

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