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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] staging: Convert to using %pOFn instead of device_node.name
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On Thu, 2018-09-13 at 16:26 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 3:45 PM Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 2018-09-12 at 15:26 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > A problem with MAINTAINERS is there is no way to tell who applies
> > > patches for a given path vs. anyone else listed.
> >
> > try the --scm option
>
> That kind of helps if the maintainer has listed a tree, but gives
> wrong results if not.

If there isn't a tree listed, it's not really maintained.

> And you still have to figure out who owns which
> tree. That's not hard, but it's not scriptable.

a get_maintainer scripted loop using
--maxdepth=<incrementing_from_1> --scm --m --nor --nol
until a result could work.

> IMO, we should reserve 'M:' for maintainers with trees and use 'R:'
> driver maintainers. That's redefining M as "maintainer" rather than
> "mail patches to". You could still have both for a entry so you can
> know who to go bug when your patch hasn't been applied.

IMO, most M: entries in MAINTAINERS are either reviewers or
used-once when created and longer active or just vanity.

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