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SubjectRe: tracking MAINTAINERS versus tracking SUBSYSTEMS
On Sat, 18 Aug 2007, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 13:35 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > $ show_subsystem drivers/bluetooth/bpa10x.c
> "what's a subsystem"? I'm not sure there is an appropriate
> definition. If there is an appropriate definition, why should anyone
> care what subsystem a particular file is in?

i'm confused -- i thought that was sort of the whole purpose of this
exercise, to match parts of the kernel source tree against the
maintainer for those parts, and to do that via the defined
"subsystem" which is currently used in MAINTAINERS.

you can, of course, banish the concept of a subsystem entirely and
work purely from a file and directory perspective, but i think the
notion of the kernel tree being composed of subsystems is a useful
idea. that's just my opinion, though.

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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