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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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