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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] MAINTAINERS - add script and patterns
On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:19:21 -0700
Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:

> Add a script to find the maintainer of an individual
> file or files in a patch and adds additional patterns
> to MAINTAINERS.
>
> Other information from MAINTAINERS sections can
> also be generated by file or patch.
>
> Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>

gack, this isn't working out very well.

Is everyone OK with the concept and execution? We think this is ready
and desirable to merge?

I think I'd like this to sit in my tree for a while so I can have a
play with it - I'm a major customer!

The two problematic patches are the ones which make largish changes to
the MAINTAINERS file, yes? One way to handle those is as a two-pass
thing: I merge and maintain it as much as I can, but as people make
additional changes and as the fixups get out of hand, the patch will
end up only being 90% complete. So we'll need to do a later second
pass to fix up the stragglers.

Will that be OK? Will the tool still work OK is MAITNAINERS is a bit
wrong?

Is the tool capable of detecting misformatted MAINTAINERS entries? If
so, that would help long-term maintenance a lot.

I never have seen [patch 2/8] because the linux-foundation mail server
thinks it's spam. So if all the above looks OK then please resend
everything (yet again) to akpm@kernel.org. If/when the time comes I'll
send it on to torvalds@kernel.org. If that person is redirecting his
kernel.org email to linux-foundation.org then he presumably still
won't receive it. We'll work it out at that time ;)

Thanks.


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