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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/2many] - FInd the maintainer(s) for a patch - scripts/get_maintainer.pl
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> > 	I don't recall discusion about this so here are my 3 cents:
> >
> > I like the idea.
>
> I don't actually. It shows a central MAINTAINERS file is the wrong
> approach; just that 500+ patches to the same file were needed shows
> that.
>
> The maintainer info should be in the source file itself! That's the only
> reasonable way to keep it updated; now I'm all for having it machine
> parsable so that tools can use it, but it still really should be in the
> code itself, not in some central file that will always just go out of
> data, and will be a huge source of needless patch conflicts.

The downside is that a lot of info will get duplicated. It will be more accurate though.
I agree either way.

Regards,

Mariusz
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