Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 2/3] rcu: Add designated reviewers for RCU

From: Joe Perches
Date: Tue Jul 08 2014 - 18:05:25 EST

On Tue, 2014-07-08 at 14:52 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 02:01:04PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Tue, 2014-07-08 at 13:41 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > scripts: Teach about the new "R:" tag
> [ . . . ]
> > Paul, I already sent you a better version over a month ago.
> That would explain why I had already forgotten about it. ;-)
> >

Too bad because you added your own "tested-by"
in a reply. :p

> Unless you tell me otherwise, I assume that this means that you are
> OK with my adding your Signed-off-by to that patch. (The lack thereof
> being another reason I would not have queued it.) Please see below for
> the proposed commit log and Signed-off-by.
> If you don't tell me otherwise, I will submit this to the next merge
> window.


I still think the concept is pretty useless and it's
just a duplication of "M:", which isn't anything other
than a list of who should be sent patches.

MAINTAINERS describes the "M:" letter as just:

M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@domain>

It doesn't describe anything like a pull hierarchy
or even describe actual maintainership.

But if "R:" is going to go in, then get_maintainers
should be updated at the same time.

btw: most "M:" entries aren't actual maintainers.

Maybe those non-maintainer "M:" entries should be
converted to the "R:" category and "M:" should
only be used to describe for the pull hierarchy.

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