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SubjectRe: [PATCH] get_maintainer.pl: append reason for cc to the name by default
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On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 00:16 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> It is trivial for a human to look at a git log and see which changes
> were just global cleanups and which changes were actual maintenance.
> Apparently get_maintainers doesn't have that ability.

Do you have a useful, trivial or non-trivial algorithm
to suggest or is that soft commenting? All I'll say is
AI can be a surprisingly difficult field.

> Have seen some files with something like 5 years of changes without a
> single commit by a maintainer and the only changes happening to it are
> global cleanup changes.

Then likely there's no actual maintainer for that file.

> If get_maintainers would look at MAINTAINERS and validate or invalidate
> that information by looking at git that would be useful.

Some entries in MAINTAINERS are outdated.
Validating MAINTAINERS entries is probably best done once.

I suggest you try that concept out, see what you get, and
make public the results.




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