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    SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] Documentation/SubmittingPatches: Add and describe scripts/get_maintainer.pl
    On Sat, 11 Sep 2010 12:43:31 -0700
    Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:

    > Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
    > ---
    > Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 17 +++++++++++++++++
    > 1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
    >
    > diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
    > index 689e237..bb318f9 100644
    > --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
    > +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
    > @@ -176,6 +176,23 @@ discussed should the patch then be submitted to Linus.
    >
    > 6) Select your CC (e-mail carbon copy) list.
    >
    > +Use
    > + "./scripts/get_maintainer.pl --nogit --roles <patch>"
    > +to find the appropriate maintainers and mailing lists to CC.
    > +
    > +If the output email addresses doesn't show a "supporter" or "maintainer",
    > +you can expand the search to include git history with:
    > +
    > + "./scripts/get_maintainer.pl --roles <patch>"
    > +
    > +Searching git history can often list individuals that may not be
    > +particularly interested in your patch, so use the list of names
    > +judiciously.
    > +
    > +./scripts/get_maintainer.pl options "--rolestats" and "--git-blame"
    > +can show a bit more information and might help you select the appropriate
    > +parties to CC.
    > +
    > Unless you have a reason NOT to do so, CC linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org.
    >
    > Other kernel developers besides Linus need to be aware of your change,
    >
    >

    That is more to the point. I.e. it tackles the same problem
    as my patch: The communication disconnect between sender and receiver.

    But I'm a bit sceptical at how efficient this is.

    Cheers,
    Flo



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