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SubjectRe: [bug] get_maintainer.pl incomplete output
On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:51:18 -0700 (PDT) David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> wrote:

> I haven't looked closely at scripts/get_maintainer.pl, but I recently
> wrote a patch touching mm/vmpressure.c and it doesn't list the file's
> author, Anton Vorontsov <anton.vorontsov@linaro.org>.
>
> Even when I do scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f mm/vmpressure.c, his entry is
> missing and git blame attributs >90% of the lines to his authorship.
>
> $ ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f mm/vmpressure.c
> Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> (commit_signer:6/7=86%)
> Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz> (commit_signer:5/7=71%)
> Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> (commit_signer:4/7=57%)
> Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com> (commit_signer:3/7=43%)
> "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name> (commit_signer:1/7=14%)
> linux-mm@kvack.org (open list:MEMORY MANAGEMENT)
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org (open list)

get_maintainer should, by default, answer the question "who should I
email about this file". It clearly isn't doing this, and that's a
pretty big fail.

I've learned not to trust it, so when I use it I always have to check
its homework with "git log | grep Author" :(

Joe, pretty please?


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