Re: [PATCH 00/17] MAINTAINERS: Add drivers/staging entries

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 20:07:25 EST

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 02:26:22PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 14:12 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 11:49:34AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > Some drivers/staging directories use a TODO file with email entries.
> > > Make the same entries in the normal MAINTAINERS file.
> >
> > No, please don't do this. I don't want to clutter up the MAINTAINERS
> > file with staging stuff.
> It's not clutter when it helps get patches to the right reviewers
> or responsible parties.

That's my job as staging maintainer, right? Am I somehow not doing this

> > The script handles staging
> > patches just fine today without this being needed at all.
> Dubious.
> Many of these nominal maintainer email entries are not
> found in git logs.

Many, but not all, as you pointed out.

> > I also found it a bit odd you didn't send these to the stable subsystem
> > maintainer, why?
> The MAINTAINERS patches are forward going, not historical.

What does that mean?
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