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SubjectRe: rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool
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On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 12:21 -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:55:31 +0000 Mark Brown wrote:
> I don't know what you asked Joe to change, but asking someone to use
> the documented canonical patch format:
> <quote>
> The canonical patch subject line is:
> Subject: [PATCH 001/123] subsystem: summary phrase
> </quote>
> should be fine. And there is no need for printf-ish templates
> for this in MAINTAINERS either.

I've never read that before. Learn something new etc...
It seems path prefixes aren't good nor even commonly used.

A review of kernel patch subjects:

$ git log --no-merges --pretty=oneline | \
cut -f2- -d" " | cut -f1 -d: | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
is interesting. Here's the head:
5007 x86
3943 Staging
3220 USB
2790 sh
2707 KVM
2624 ARM
2449 ALSA
1571 Input
1549 ASoC
1470 iwlwifi
1423 ACPI
1397 mac80211
1384 V4L/DVB
1226 sched
1200 Btrfs
1184 powerpc
1106 [NETFILTER]
1080 MIPS
1049 net
1047 ide
1014 drm/i915
993 staging
921 ath9k

Some subsystem maintainers like upper case, some mixed, some lower.
Some aren't consistent. (Staging/staging)

It doesn't seem a rule can be pregenerated so maybe adding these
"C:" lines to MAINTAINERS has some value.




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