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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/2many] - FInd the maintainer(s) for a patch - scripts/get_maintainer.pl
Richard Knutsson wrote:
> Kok, Auke wrote:
>> Joe Perches wrote:
>>> I grew weary of looking up the appropriate
>>> maintainer email address(es) to CC: for a patch.
>>>
>>> I added flags to the MAINTAINERS file
>>>
>>> F: file pattern
>>>
>>> for each maintained block and a script to parse
>>> the modified blocks for maintainer and list
>>> email addresses.
>>>
>>> perl scripts/get_maintainer.pl <patch>
>>>
>>> gives the appropriate maintainer(s).
>>>
>>> Modifications since last post:
>>>
>>> Added options to control email address style and multiple address
>>> separator
>>>
>>> Please apply.
>> Well, I came up with this implementation, so I definately support it
>> and the way Joe implemented it:
>>
> Really? Please check out this thread with at least two ideas of possible
> implementations, with Stefan Richter as the spokesman of the current
> implementation: http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=116870578531280&w=3
> ...and I am not saying there hasn't been someone suggesting it even earlier.
>
> The expression; nothing is new under the sun comes to mind ;)
>
> Anyway, glad to see someone actually implementing it. Thanks!

bad wording my side, I never implemented anything, but I did post the "F:" flag
idea specific to allocating files to developers on lkml:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/6/29/300

Cheers,

Auke
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