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From: Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@citd.de>
To: Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC] How to (automatically) find the correct maintainer(s)
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:04:56 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45A973A8.1000101@citd.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45A96E31.3080307@student.ltu.se>

Richard Knutsson wrote:
> Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> 
>> Richard Knutsson wrote:
>>
>>  
>>
>>> Any thoughts on this is very much appreciated (is there any flaws with
>>> this?).
>>>     
>>
>>
>> The thought that crossed my mind was:
>>
>> Why not do the same thing that was done to the "Help"-file. (Before it
>> was superseded by Kconfig).
>>
>> Originaly there was a central Help-file, with all the texts. Then it was
>> split and placed in each sub-dir. And later it was superseded by Kconfig.
>>
>> On the other hand you could skip the intermediate step and just fold the
>> Maintainer-data directly into Kconfig, that way everything is "in one
>> place" and you could place a "Maintainers"-Button next to the
>> "Help"-Button in *config, or just display it alongside the help.
>>
>> And MAYBE that would also lessen the "update-to-date"-problem, as you
>> can just write the MAINTAINERs-data when you create/update the
>> Kconfig-file. Which is a thing that creates much bigger pain when you
>> forget it accidently. ;-)
>>
>> Oh, and it neadly solves the mapping-problem, for at least all
>> kernel-parts that have a Kconfig-option/Sub-Tree.
>>   
> 
> I'm all for splitting up the MAINTAINERS! :)
> 
> Just, do you have any ideas how to solve the possible multiple of the
> same entries, when handling multiple sub-directories and when many
> different drivers with different maintainers are in the same directory
> and a maintainer have more then one driver?

Handles.
If a Maintainer maintains several subsystems/drivers a "handle" could be
used to references to a handle-list (hello MAINTAINERS) or to the place
where the full-maintainers-entry is placed.





Bis denn

-- 
Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-14  0:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-13 16:30 Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 17:16 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 19:18   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 20:15     ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 23:33       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  1:00         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14  1:02           ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14 21:28           ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 22:44             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:39               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:06                 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 20:03 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-13 23:41   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  0:04     ` Matthias Schniedermeyer [this message]
2007-01-14 21:42       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:04         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15  0:01           ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-15  0:43             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:01               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:05                 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-15 20:21                   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:36         ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-22 19:56 ` Andrew Morton

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