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

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

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

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 If/when the time comes I'll
send it on to If that person is redirecting his email to then he presumably still
won't receive it. We'll work it out at that time ;)


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