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    SubjectRe: MODULE_MAINTAINER
    On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:32:36 +0200 Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Provide MODULE_MAINTAINER() as a convenient place to stick a name and email
    > address both for drivers having multiple (current and non-current) authors
    > and for when someone who wants to maintain a driver isn't so much an author.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Rene Herman <rene.herman@gmail.com>
    > ===
    >
    > Rene.
    >
    >
    >
    > [module_maintainer2.diff text/plain (604B)]
    > diff --git a/include/linux/module.h b/include/linux/module.h
    > index 10f771a..3c54774 100644
    > --- a/include/linux/module.h
    > +++ b/include/linux/module.h
    > @@ -128,6 +128,10 @@ extern struct module __this_module;
    > /* Author, ideally of form NAME <EMAIL>[, NAME <EMAIL>]*[ and NAME <EMAIL>] */
    > #define MODULE_AUTHOR(_author) MODULE_INFO(author, _author)
    >
    > +/* Maintainer, ideally of form NAME <EMAIL> */
    > +#define MODULE_MAINTAINER(_maintainer) \
    > + MODULE_AUTHOR("(Maintained by) "_maintainer)
    > +

    I'm not sure we want to do this - that's what ./MAINTAINERS is for and we
    end up having to maintain the same info in two places.

    I actually use git-whatchanged if I'm unsure who to blame^Wask for help on
    a particular piece of code.

    An easy way of doing this is to go to
    http://git.kernel.org/gitweb.cgi?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=tree
    then drill down to the file and hit the "history" link. That will tell you who
    is *really* doing work on the particular code.
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