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    SubjectRe: rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool
    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:42:36 -0800 Joe Perches wrote:

    > 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

    $ARCH is a commonly accepted substitute for subsystem.

    And yes, lots of people use <drivername> there as well.


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

    Case usually doesn't matter to most of us.

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

    Hopefully it won't go that far.

    ---
    ~Randy
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