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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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