Re: [PATCH RFC 1/2] MAINTAINERS: Add "R:" designated-reviewers tag

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Tue Jun 03 2014 - 17:46:38 EST

On Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:52:53 -0400
Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The important thing to note here is that we do not have consensus
> across all subsystems what Reviewed-by: means, and I think that's OK.
> The Reviewed-by: is mostly of interest to the maintainer before the
> patch is submitted to mainline. The value of keeping it in the git
> commit logs after the fact seems to be a bit variable, although if
> there are companies blindly using it as a performance metric and this
> is driving down the quality of reviews, perhaps one could even argue
> that including these tags in the git commit logs is actually adding
> negative value. But I don't really care about that issue, because
> like most maintainers, I know the reviewers by reputation, and whether
> someone actually says "you can add my Reviewed-by" is actually not so
> important as their comments on the patch, one way or another.

I prefer the Reviewed-by tags in the git commit. If something is
screwed up in a commit, I can blame the reviewers just as much as I can
blame the author :-)

-- Steve
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