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    SubjectRe: rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool
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    On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 12:21 -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
    > On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:55:31 +0000 Mark Brown wrote:
    > I don't know what you asked Joe to change, but asking someone to use
    > the documented canonical patch format:
    > <quote>
    > The canonical patch subject line is:
    > Subject: [PATCH 001/123] subsystem: summary phrase
    > </quote>
    > should be fine. And there is no need for printf-ish templates
    > for this in MAINTAINERS either.

    I've never read that before. Learn something new etc...
    It seems path prefixes aren't good nor even commonly used.

    A review of kernel patch subjects:

    $ git log --no-merges --pretty=oneline | \
    cut -f2- -d" " | cut -f1 -d: | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn

    is interesting. Here's the head:
    5007 x86
    3943 Staging
    3220 USB
    2790 sh
    2707 KVM
    2624 ARM
    2449 ALSA
    1571 Input
    1549 ASoC
    1470 iwlwifi
    1423 ACPI
    1397 mac80211
    1384 V4L/DVB
    1226 sched
    1200 Btrfs
    1184 powerpc
    1106 [NETFILTER]
    1080 MIPS
    1049 net
    1047 ide
    1014 drm/i915
    993 staging
    921 ath9k

    Some subsystem maintainers like upper case, some mixed, some lower.
    Some aren't consistent. (Staging/staging)

    It doesn't seem a rule can be pregenerated so maybe adding these
    "C:" lines to MAINTAINERS has some value.




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