Re: [PATCH v2] get_maintainer: Add --prefix option

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Jun 26 2019 - 13:18:22 EST

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 08:36:33AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-06-26 at 11:36 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> If a moderator of a list decides an email chain about a
> patch is somehow off-topic and does not forward the email,
> likely that moderated list should be removed from MAINTAINERS.

I think I've seen kernel-hardening complain about this; and that's not
even a moderated list I think. Yes, the patch touched one of 'their'
files, but was mostly unrelated.

I forgot the exact thread.

> Under what use case would you want to use get_maintainer and
> _not_ cc a particular mailing list?

I'm basically going to never send anything to a moderated list, ever.
It's what I've been doing for a long while, but I got lazy the other day
because a patch I did was a wide spray all over the tree and I didn't
want to manually compose the Cc list.