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SubjectRe: whomto.pl -- finding out whom to send patches to
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Vegard Nossum wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've written this perl script that takes a patch as input and prints the
> authors/committers of the affected lines, using git-blame as the back end.
>
> (The purpose of this is of course to find out whom to send patches to.)
>
> There are some caveats:
>
> - If I've understood correctly, git-blame incremental output doesn't split
> commits when a newer one is found, so we currently possibly take into
> account more than just the last patch to touch a line. This might not be
> a disadvantage, however...
>
> - The patch must apply to the current working tree. I suppose there is
> some way to use the index information in the patch to determine what to
> run git-blame against, but this is currently beyond my git knowledge.
>
> - It's a bit slow, particularly for large files. But doing the same thing
> by hand would be slower, so I suppose it's an overall improvement.
>
> Running this on a random -mm patch, for example
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.26-rc2/2.6.26-rc2-mm1/broken-out/acpi-fix-fadt-parsing.patch
> gives the following output:
>
> $ perl whomto2.pl acpi-fix-fadt-parsing.patch
> Running git-blame on drivers/acpi/tables/tbfadt.c...
>
> To: (Committers)
> 48 Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
> Cc: (Authors)
> 44 Bob Moore <robert.moore@intel.com>
> 2 Alexey Starikovskiy <alexey.y.starikovskiy@linux.intel.com>
> 2 Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
>
> Maybe this tool can be useful? :-)
>
> (Improvements are of course also welcome.)

Minor fix: do not git-blame /dev/null in patches that add new files.

-Andrea

diff -urpN linux/whomto.orig.pl linux/whomto.pl
--- linux/whomto.orig.pl 2008-05-30 09:43:08.000000000 +0200
+++ linux/whomto.pl 2008-05-30 09:49:26.000000000 +0200
@@ -101,6 +101,7 @@ sub parse_patch {

for (@p) {
if (m/^--- .*?\/([^\s~]*)/) {
+ next if ($1 eq 'dev/null');
$file = $files{$1} = {
chunks => [],
};

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