Re: doesn't actually get the real MAINTAINERS?

From: Scott Branden
Date: Tue Oct 14 2014 - 22:31:18 EST

On 14-10-14 07:26 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
On Tue, 2014-10-14 at 19:18 -0700, Scott Branden wrote:

I try running scripts/ but it doesn't seem to get the
real maintainers properly. Please note this is run against the current

One Example: I would expect drivers/mmc/host/sdhci-bcm2835.c to be
maintained by Stephen Warren based on drivers/*/*bcm2835* below.

get_maintainers doesn't use * as a depth wildcard

*/ matches a single top level directory level
*/*/ matches one level below the top directory level.

the script does not seem to process the information
in such a way. So what needs to be corrected - the script or the syntax
used in the MAINTAINERS file?

M: Stephen Warren <swarren@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
L: linux-rpi-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (moderated for non-subscribers)
T: git git://
S: Maintained
F: arch/arm/mach-bcm/board_bcm2835.c
F: arch/arm/boot/dts/bcm2835*
F: arch/arm/configs/bcm2835_defconfig
F: drivers/*/*bcm2835*

F: drivers/*/*/*bmc2835*
Thanks for the explanation. So somebody should really do the following to maintain any files no matter where they are located?
F: */*bcm2835*
F: */*/*bcm2835*
F: */*/*/*bcm2835*
F: */*/*/*/*bcm2835*
F: */*/*/*/*/*bcm2835*
F: */*/*/*/*/*/*bcm2835*
F: */*/*/*/*/*/*/*bcm2835*

Or, can a recursive option be added in the script?

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