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SubjectRe: [rtc-linux] Re: [PATCH 7/7] powerpc/ps3: Add rtc-ps3
Hi,

On 03/09/2009 11:43 AM, Alessandro Zummo wrote:
> Geoff Levand <geoffrey.levand@am.sony.com> wrote:
>> On 03/09/2009 07:12 AM, Alessandro Zummo wrote:
>> > On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:26:23 +0100
>> > Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com> wrote:
>> >> +
>> >> +MODULE_AUTHOR("Sony Corporation");
>> >
>> > real name, if possible and a contact address
>> > here . Just in case I need someone to bother :)
>>
>> Please look at the MAINTAINERS file, that will give
>> the contact for PS3. It is much easier to maintain
>> a single place for the contact than many spread
>> throughout the kernel sources.
>
> Having it in MODULE_AUTHOR allow my scripts to automatically
> send an email when appropriate.
>
> MAINTAINERS lists the files with an arbitrary
> driver title so that the search must be made by an human and there's
> no field that links a person to a specific .c .
>
> so every time I want to address someone I need to check MODULE_AUTHOR,
> the git log and the MAINTAINERS file.

I see. It seems what you want is MODULE_MAINTAINER, as author is
the author, who after some time, may not be the maintainer any more.

There was some work by Joe Perches to list the files a maintainer is
responsible for into the MAINTAINERS file. I think that would give
you what you want, a way to automatically get the maintainer of a
file.

Joe, could you let us know the status of that work?

-Geoff



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