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Linux: Determining Maintainers

Aug 16, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"In an overwhelmingly large series of 556 patches, Joe Perches attempted to track down maintainers for a significant number of files within the Linux kernel source tree. He explained, 'I grew weary of looking up the appropriate maintainer email address(es) to CC: for a patch,' adding a new line format to the kernel MAINTAINERS file parsed by a new get_maintainer.pl script.

"Much of the feedback was criticism of the large number of patches that flooded the inboxes of all subscribers to the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Others suggested that the information would be better extracted from Git than from source files..."

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