Re: [PATCH] get_maintainer: Don't fallback to git by default

From: Laura Abbott
Date: Mon Oct 26 2015 - 19:00:20 EST

On 10/26/2015 03:11 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
The script could be used to get a list of people that
has to be in the copy list when posting patches for a given file but it
defaults to git fallback so the list returned isn't really relevant and
submitters are posting patches to random developers that just happened
to touch that file in the past.

Disable git fallback so only returns the information
that is in MAINTAINERS by default.

Suggested-by: Wolfram Sang <wsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


This patch was suggested by Wolfram on this thread [0] but it is
something I thought before because I've seen people complaining
on a regular basis about being cc'ed in random patches and there
are tools like patman [1] that rely on to post
the patches.


Best regards,

We might need to do a sweep of files to make sure more of them are
listed in the maintainers file, else by default they only show LKML.
As an example, a bunch of files in lib are only showing LKML.
Defaulting to only sending to LKML may be swinging too far in the wrong
direction for reducing inbox size.

scripts/ | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 98bae869f6d0..b52ae26270e8 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ my $email_git = 0;
my $email_git_all_signature_types = 0;
my $email_git_blame = 0;
my $email_git_blame_signatures = 1;
-my $email_git_fallback = 1;
+my $email_git_fallback = 0;
my $email_git_min_signatures = 1;
my $email_git_max_maintainers = 5;
my $email_git_min_percent = 5;

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