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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 3/3] libnvdimm, MAINTAINERS: Maintainer Entry Profile
On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:42 AM Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 2019-09-13 at 16:46 +0100, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
> > > On 9/13/19 4:48 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > >
> > > > > So I'm expecting to take this kind of stuff into Documentation/. My own
> > > > > personal hope is that it can maybe serve to shame some of these "local
> > > > > quirks" out of existence. The evidence from this brief discussion suggests
> > > > > that this might indeed happen.
> > > >
> > > > I don't think it's shaming, I think it's validating. Everyone just
> > > > insists that since it's written in the Book of Rules then it's our fault
> > > > for not reading it. It's like those EULA things where there is more
> > > > text than anyone can physically read in a life time.
> > >
> > > Yes, agreed.
> > >
> > > > And the documentation doesn't help. For example, I knew people's rules
> > > > about capitalizing the subject but I'd just forget. I say that if you
> > > > can't be bothered to add it to checkpatch then it means you don't really
> > > > care that strongly.
> > >
> > > If a subsystem requires a certain spelling/capitalization in patch email
> > > subjects, it should be added to MAINTAINERS IMO. E.g.,
> > > E: NuBus
> >
> > +1
> >
> > Better make this a regex to deal with (net|net-next).
> >
> > We could probably script populating MAINTAINERS with this using how it
> > is done manually: git log --oneline <dir>
>
> I made a similar proposal nearly a decade ago to add a grammar
> to MAINTAINERS sections for patch subject prefixes.
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1289919077.28741.50.camel@Joe-Laptop/

Perhaps there's more support for it now. I didn't get through all the
thread, but the positions seemed to range from "who cares, subjects
are easy to edit" to "seems like a good idea and doesn't hurt". I
probably would have implemented something, but perl (tacking on to
checkpatch and having you tell me everything wrong is about all I can
do :)).

Rob

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