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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/10] Fs: ext4: acl.c: fixed indent issue
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On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 21:53 -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 06:32:26PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 21:04 -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> > > But the stupid thing is
> > > trying to do it on a file-by-file basis in the first place, when for
> > > something like fs/ext4, it really should be done on a subdirectory
> > > basis.
> > That's not true at all.
> No, it *is* true. Someone with brains, as supposed to a stupid
> script, would know that fs/ext4 should be treated as a unit. And
> there *is* a F: fs/ext4 in the MAINTAINERS script.

When you define "it" that way, not as any simple
file pattern match, but as a control for what
"git log -- path"
to inspect, it's quite feasible to use the pattern
match rather than the file name.

So, thanks, that's a good suggestion.

> I don't believe get_maintainers.pl does have legitmate use, since it's
> really not that hard to look up something in MAINTAINERS, and if it's
> not there, some real human judgement is needed, and not hueristic
> guessing --- or at the very least, the script needs to warn that it's
> guessing, and maybe explain to the user in detail why it's making the
> guesses that it's making, so the user has a chance of understanding
> why it might be completely wrong.

Multiple warning labels on tools tend to get ignored.
People that use tools without training tend to get injured.

cheers, Joe



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