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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: convert totalram_pages, totalhigh_pages and managed_pages to atomic.
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On Wed, 2018-10-24 at 08:15 +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Wed 24-10-18 10:47:52, Arun KS wrote:
> > On 2018-10-24 01:34, Kees Cook wrote:
> [...]
> > > Thank you -- I was struggling to figure out the best way to reply to
> > > this. :)
> > I'm sorry for the trouble caused. Sent the email using,
> > git send-email --to-cmd="scripts/get_maintainer.pl -i"
> > 0001-convert-totalram_pages-totalhigh_pages-and-managed_p.patch
> >
> > Is this not a recommended approach?
>
> Not really for tree wide mechanical changes. It is much more preferrable
> IMHO to only CC people who should review the intention of the change
> rather than each and every maintainer whose code is going to be changed.
> This is a case by case thing of course but as soon as you see a giant CC
> list from get_maintainer.pl then you should try to think twice to use
> it. If not sure, just ask on the mailing list.

Generally, it's better to use scripts to control
the --to-cmd and --cc-cmd options.

Something like what I detailed here:

https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/9/14/482


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