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    Subjectalphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS
    Hello,

    I wanted to add an entry to MAINTAINERS and while doing it I saw that in
    the corresponding region the alphabetic ordering is broken. Then I
    inteded to fix that up for a trivial patch. Next was to check the rest
    of the file and there are so much misorderings that it's not sensible to
    choose the trivial path anymore as there are currently 114 entries out
    of order[1].

    Below is a script that shows the misorderings after applying the
    following patch:

    diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
    index e6c06fa..e9e36f8 100644
    --- a/MAINTAINERS
    +++ b/MAINTAINERS
    @@ -1585,7 +1585,7 @@ S: Supported
    EMBEDDED LINUX
    P: Paul Gortmaker
    M: paul.gortmaker@windriver.com
    -P David Woodhouse
    +P: David Woodhouse
    M: dwmw2@infradead.org
    L: linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org
    S: Maintained
    IMHO there are two good ways to continue:
    - just ignore the misorderings; or
    - write a more clever script that not only shows the misorderings but
    fixes them and optimally let Linus directly apply it.

    I will try to come up with a script to prepare the second way.

    Best regards
    Uwe

    #! /bin/sh

    tempfile="$(mktemp)";

    # extract topics from MAINTAINERS
    sed -n -e '1,/^P:/d' -e '/^[0-9a-zA-Z][^:]/p' MAINTAINERS >
    "${tempfile}"
    sort "${tempfile}" | diff -u "${tempfile}" -
    rm "${tempfile}"
    [1] ukleinek@zentaur:~/gsrc/linux-2.6$ order_maintainers | grep ^- | wc -l
    114
    --
    Uwe Kleine-König, Software Engineer
    Digi International GmbH Branch Breisach, Küferstrasse 8, 79206 Breisach, Germany
    Tax: 315/5781/0242 / VAT: DE153662976 / Reg. Amtsgericht Dortmund HRB 13962
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