Re: [PATCH -next] get_maintainer: Improve "Author:" rolestats

From: Joe Perches
Date: Tue Nov 05 2013 - 00:50:59 EST

On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 13:42 +0800, Chen Gang wrote:
> On 11/05/2013 01:23 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 10:37 +0800, Chen Gang wrote:
> >> But after I let it pure next-20131101 ("git reset HEAD^; git stash"), it
> >> still cause this issue.
> >
> > It's also because:
> >
> >>>> Also, there's a defect in function vcs_find_signers.
> >>>> It should only return the commit count and array references.
> >>>>
> >>>> If there are no signers in the commit history interval specified,
> >>>> then the "authors" array is added to the "signers" array and
> >>>> returned as a single array.
> OK, thanks. Do you mean: in pure next-20131101 contents an author which
> commit a patch, but not signed himself?

Yes, I mean that.

> (if so, it seems the related
> patch need be re-committed again by the related author).

No it doesn't mean that.

Prior to this patch, get_maintainer only used "sign-off-by"
style lines to find interested parties to send patches to
when the MAINTAINERS file did not have a specific section
entry with a matching file pattern to the files that that
the patch modified.

And there was a defect in the script when no commit history
at all was found for the files modified during the period
selected (1 year of git log history by default)

Now, using this newly modified script,
the commit authors shown in the git log history as well as
the commit signers are selected.

If there is no git history, the script defect is also fixed.

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