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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] scripts/move_maintainer_sections.bash
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 10:04 AM, Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2017-08-05 at 18:45 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
>> Move MAINTAINERS into a separate directory and reorder it.
>> Separate various blocks of MAINTAINER sections into separate files.
>
> Hey Linus.
>
> If/when you try this out, do please let me know what
> you think.

Ok, I've applied the preparatory patches, but not run the script.

Or rather, I ran the script to see what happens, but I'm not going to
push the end result.

From a quick look at the end result, I note:

- the arch maintainer split is pointless. It ends up being just one
entry per architecture, and for x86_64 not even that (because the x86
pattern matched all of them)

- the two arch maintainer lists that end up being bigger is x86 and
arm, but the x86 one picked up a log of misleading ones (not just PCI:
EFI, various random other things too)

- they all end up having the empty line at the top because of how the
parse-maintainers.pl script works.

But *some* of it looks really nice.

The other thing I note is that the way the patches look, this is going
to be a disaster to merge with any other work - and there really tends
to be a lot of things touching MAINTAINERS.

I'll have to think about it.

But at least the infrastructure patches are applied,

Linus

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