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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/10] Fs: ext4: acl.c: fixed indent issue
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    Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> writes:

    > It's relatively easy to see if named
    > maintainer has authored or signed a
    > commit in the past few years.
    >
    > Perhaps you'll go through the effort to
    > mark the sections as orphaned.

    It wouldn't make sense to orphan code based solely on the maintainer
    not committing anything in X years. Many parts of the kernel are already
    finalized and need nothing from the maintainers (the only changes they
    receive are things like these caused by internal kernel interface
    changes). Example: ISA drivers. And I assume you look at drivers,
    subsystems, directories, not mere files (many .h files weren't touched
    since they were written).

    You orphan the code when
    a) it needs action from the maintainer, and
    b) the maintainer isn't there, and
    c) the above isn't going to change.
    --
    Krzysztof Halasa


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