Re: [PATCH V3] get_maintainer: Prepare for separate MAINTAINERS files
From: Joe Perches
Date: Sun Aug 06 2017 - 23:32:37 EST
On Sun, 2017-08-06 at 19:16 -0700, Frank Rowand wrote:
> On 08/04/17 21:45, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Allow for MAINTAINERS to become a directory and if it is,
> > read all the files in the directory for maintained sections.
> > Optionally look for all files named MAINTAINERS in directories
> > excluding the .git directory by using --find-maintainer-files.
> > This optional feature adds ~.3 seconds of CPU on an Intel
> > i5-6200 with an SSD.
> > Miscellanea:
> > o Create a read_maintainer_file subroutine from the existing code
> > o Test only the existence of MAINTAINERS, not whether it's a file
> > Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> < snip >
> Hi Joe,
> In the three versions of this patch, I have not seen any description
> of what is wrong with the current single MAINTAINERS file, or why the
> proposed change is an improvement. Could you please add that
It's really up to Linus.
He's the one who wants to separate the MAINTAINERS
file as he's the one that has to deal with the
This is only to enable the script to still function
if the file is split up.