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Subject[PATCH] plug MAN-PAGES maintainer in Documentation/SubmittingPatches
Improve the likelihood that someone submitting a patch will
notify the MAN-PAGES maintainer.

This is a follow-up to comments on the July 29 lkml email
thread: "Broke nice range for RLIMIT NICE"

Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <>

Index: 2.6.12-rc5-mm1/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
--- 2.6.12-rc5-mm1.orig/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ 2.6.12-rc5-mm1/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -161,6 +161,11 @@ USB, framebuffer devices, the VFS, the S
MAINTAINERS file for a mailing list that relates specifically to
your change.

+If changes affect userland-kernel interfaces, please send
+the MAN-PAGES maintainer (as listed in the MAINTAINERS file)
+a man-pages patch, or at least a notification of the change,
+so that some information makes its way into the manual pages.
Even if the maintainer did not respond in step #4, make sure to ALWAYS
copy the maintainer when you change their code.

I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
Paul Jackson <> 1.650.933.1373, 1.925.600.0401
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