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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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