Re: [PATCH] get_maintainer: Add subsystem to reviewer output

From: Lee Jones
Date: Thu Oct 29 2015 - 12:17:26 EST

On 29 October 2015 at 14:14, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-10-29 at 09:20 +0000, Lee Jones wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Oct 2015, Joe Perches wrote:
>> > An issue for that will be how multiple subsystem section matching
>> > affects the output for reviewers who are also maintainers.
>> I think that's okay, becuase the 'MAINTAINERS tag' will be different.
>> As an example:
>> Lee Jones <lee.jones@xxxxxxxxxx> (supporter:DRIVER SUBSYSTEM)
>> Lee Jones <lee.jones@xxxxxxxxxx> (reviewer:VENDOR DRIVER NAME)
> I'm pretty sure I know a little more about the
> behavior of the get_maintainers script than you do.

Instead of this childishness, I'm guessing what you meant to say was;
unfortunately the current behaviour of the script is such that, if a
person is marked as a Reviewer and a Maintainer, the final one
mentioned in MAINTAINERS will take precedence over each of the others.
In other words, only one (the final) reference will be printed.

If so, thanks Joe that's informative, and yes, I can see how that
might cause issues in some cases.

Lee Jones
Linaro ST Landing Team Lead â Open source software for ARM SoCs
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