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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/18] MAINTAINERS: Remove unnecessary entries
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On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 11:20 +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 09:41:58PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > CC'ing lkml is the default and doesn't need separate entries.
> I've run into a noticeable number of issues with users not parsing this
> convention as expected and sending only direct to maintainer mail for
> things that have no list. For the amount of space it saves in the file
> I'm not sure it's worth removing such entries.

Yes that's certainly possible, but it's a trade-off given the
number of people that would not otherwise CC lkml after seeing
some MAINTAINERS entries with
L: linux-kernel@vger...
and some entries without.

It might also be worthwhile to to update
Documentation/SubmittingPatches.

Currently, it says to do what you find inappropriate,
direct mails to listed maintainers without cc'ing a list.

It also does not mention scripts/get_maintainer.pl.

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5) Select e-mail destination.

Look through the MAINTAINERS file and the source code, and determine
if your change applies to a specific subsystem of the kernel, with
an assigned maintainer. If so, e-mail that person.

If no maintainer is listed, or the maintainer does not respond, send
your patch to the primary Linux kernel developer's mailing list,
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org. Most kernel developers monitor this
e-mail list, and can comment on your changes.

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