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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2010-discuss] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: add U: for URL of todo list, add RCU todo list
On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:25:33 -0500 James Bottomley wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 09:14 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 08:51:44AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 08:45 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > Since T: and L: are already taken, add U: for URL of todo list.
> > > > Also add the RCU todo list to both the RCU and RCUTORTURE projects.
> > >
> > > Hi Paul
> > >
> > > I think W: already works perfectly well for this use.
> > >
> > > >From MAINTAINERS:
> > > W: Web-page with status/info
> > >
> > > > @@ -4801,6 +4802,7 @@ M: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>
> > > > M: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > > S: Supported
> > > > T: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulmck/linux-2.6-rcu.git
> > > > +U: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/paulmck/rcutodo.html
> > >
> > > W: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/paulmck/rcutodo.html
> > >
> > > > F: Documentation/RCU/torture.txt
> > > > F: kernel/rcutorture.c
> > > >
> > > > @@ -4826,6 +4828,7 @@ M: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > > W: http://www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/rclock/
> > > > S: Supported
> > > > T: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulmck/linux-2.6-rcu.git
> > > > +U: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/paulmck/rcutodo.html
> > >
> > > W: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/paulmck/rcutodo.html
> >
> > OK, how about the following, then?
>
> Got to say I really think overloading W which means web page/status
> information isn't a very good idea:
>
> jejb@mulgrave:~/git/linux-2.6> grep -w 'W:' MAINTAINERS |wc -l
> 371
>
> We already have ~400 of them ... how's anyone looking for a todo list
> going to find the right one in amongst all the others (assuming a newbie
> with no subject predisposition simply trying to find any todo list).


Did you have an alternate suggestion?

Do you prefer a Grand Unified Todo List?

I don't mind the kernelnewbies list/location, but we need to give it
some TLC.

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~Randy
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