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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] get_maintainer: Prepare for separate MAINTAINERS files
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On Tue, 2017-08-15 at 00:09 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> On Wed 2017-08-02 11:15:09, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:06 AM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > IMO, the parse-maintainters.pl (sorting) script makes the need for separate
> > > MAINTAINERS files much less important since the file can be "fixed" easily
> > > at any time.
> >
> > For me it's not the "fixing". It's the inevitable merge mess, and the
> > two hundred commits that I have to go through.
> >
> > That said, the extra time just to look for MAINTAINERS files makes me
> > unhappy. It may be just .3s on Joe's machine, but it's presumably much
> > more when things aren't in the filesystem caches. I (like apparently
> > Joe) have an SSD so it's not a big deal for me, but..
> >
> > Just having a single MAINTAINERS directory would alleviate that
> > concern.
>
> Well, I am one of those slow-spinning-rust users. (I do have SSD here,
> but bcache is not exactly easy to configure with already-existing
> setup).
>
> Using git is already pretty painful... but I believe having
> net/MAINTAINERS file which clearly tells you who maintains this
> directory would save time even for me. Grepping MAINTAINERS is not
> currently very easy ("is it NET subsystem or NETWORK subsystem?", is
> it listed as "ALSA" or "ADVANCED LINUX SOUND..."?) and splitting it to
> directories would help a lot.
>
> Having single directory with all the MAINTAINERS files would be even
> worse than current situation..

What does not work well about scripts/get_maintainer.pl ?

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