Re: [PATCH 16/18] MAINTAINERS - Remove L: from all but "THE REST"

From: Grant Likely
Date: Sun May 24 2009 - 00:51:57 EST

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 22:28 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 21:18 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
>> >> Really?  That makes the assumption that lack of an "L:" tag is
>> >> equivalent to an "L:linux-kernel" tag, which IMNSHO I don't believe is
>> >> true.
>> > Documentation/SubmittingPatches
>> > 6) Select your CC (e-mail carbon copy) list.
>> > Unless you have a reason NOT to do so, CC linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Is that actually true in practice?  At least on linuxppc-dev, very few
>> patches are cc'd to lkml.  I don't remember ever being prompted to cc
>> lkml on all patches, and I haven't been prompting others to do so.
> Hi Grant.
> I think cc:ing lkml should be the default for patches.

Do subsystem maintainers think so? Unless they do (and tell others
so), I don't think it will actually happen. Until that point, I don't
think the L:linux-kernel lines should be removed.

> Having a few selected sections have lkml entries
> might make people think that a section that doesn't
> specifically mention lkml therefore wouldn't need to
> a cc: to lkml.
> Perhaps MAINTAINERS should mention that its preface
> as well as having it in Documentation/SubmittingPatches?

Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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