Re: [tip:core/urgent] MAINTAINERS: Restore "" entries

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 07:27:41 EST

* Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Also, SubmittingPatches had and still has:
> 6) Select your CC (e-mail carbon copy) list.
> Unless you have a reason NOT to do so, CC linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Arguably, that same info should be added to the
> MAINTAINERS header instead of each section.

You have cut out my main argument from you reply and have ignored it:

>> In hindsight removing all the "L: lkml" entries was probably not
>> an overly good idea, not all mechanic duplication should be
>> eliminated: in files read by humans it's useful to have 'at a
>> glance' summary for all email addresses important to a subsystem's
>> maintenance, in a single place, without too many imported rules
>> and assumptions.

Which is not a very honest way to conduct discussions :-(

That section replies to most of your arguments.

> > b5472cddbe2c MAINTAINERS: remove L: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx from all but "THE REST"
> >
> > So it turns out that it's all but intuitive, not all people
> > use scripts/ to extract maintainer contact info,
> > some people read the MAINTAINERS file and see the lack of 'L:' entries
> > of various lkml-only subsystems and are sending patches to the
> > maintainers only, without Cc:-ing lkml. They arguably have a point.
> shrug, I think it would be better if people
> used get_maintainer more often.

People are people, they'll use well constructed human-readable sources
of information like the MAINTAINERS file just fine.

> MAINTAINERS already says:

That's irrelevant really, reality tells us that good people are
looking at the entries and are using them as-is. For such things
technology should adapt to people, not the other way around.

> []
> > @@ -4655,6 +4657,7 @@ F: net/irda/
> > M: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > S: Maintained
> > +L: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> If this is done, can you please standardize on
> placing the L: line immediately after the M: line
> and before the S: line as was done for all the
> other added lines.

Good point, fixed.


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