Re: [PATCH] firmware/google: drop 'select EFI' to avoid recursivedependency

From: Joe Perches
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 19:02:26 EST

On Thu, 2014-01-23 at 14:45 -0800, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jan 2014, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > $ ./scripts/ -f drivers/firmware/google/Kconfig
> > > linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (open list)
> > >
> > > I wonder why he's not listed as a recipient for patches from
> > > since it's clearly obvious he wrote the entire file.
> >
> > I do wish get_maintainer was better about this. You can apparently
> > make it dtrt with funky arguments, but --git-since and --git aren't
> > working for me.

Or use --interactive to figure out what's what when it
doesn't give you an answer you like.

> >
> > get_maintainer's default output should answer the question "who do I
> > email about this file", and that ain't working :(

Complaints cheerfully ignored.
Suggestions gratefully accepted.

Files that haven't had changes in a long time
generally aren't maintained.

Old addresses frequently become stale and bounce.

It'd be better if there was a MAINTAINERS entry
for drivers/firmware/google.

Far be it for me to volunteer someone to be a
maintainer though.

Something like:
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

index 5c5d554..f4271d5 100644
@@ -3802,6 +3802,11 @@ F: Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset
F: drivers/isdn/gigaset/
F: include/uapi/linux/gigaset_dev.h

+M: Mike Waychison <mikew@xxxxxxxxxx>
+S: Supported
+F: drivers/firmware/google/
M: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>
M: Alexandre Courbot <gnurou@xxxxxxxxx>

> >
> I also think it would be great if get_maintainer's output was friendlier
> so that I can just copy a comma-separated line of "name <email>, name2
> <email2>" into my email client.

That's what it was, then people complained about not knowing
what the people did to the particular files being modified
and the default became --rolestats.

You can get that comma separated list by adding
--norolestats --nomultiline

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