Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: update phylink/sfp keyword matching

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Aug 05 2020 - 14:22:26 EST

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:34 AM Russell King <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is this something you're willing to merge directly please?


That said:

> -K: phylink
> +K: phylink\.h|struct\s+phylink|\.phylink|>phylink_|phylink_(autoneg|clear|connect|create|destroy|disconnect|ethtool|helper|mac|mii|of|set|start|stop|test|validate)

That's a very awkward pattern. I wonder if there could be better ways
to express this (ie "only apply this pattern to these files" kind of

Isn't the 'F' pattern already complete enough that maybe the K pattern
isn't even worth it?

Just a thought, no biggie.