Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: add brcmstb regex

From: Brian Norris
Date: Tue May 12 2015 - 19:25:06 EST

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 04:10:50PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> (cc'ing Andrew Morton)
> On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 16:02 -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 06:09:05PM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> > > This could probably consolidate a few file listings. And it satisfies
> > > the spirit of the highly annoying [1] checkpatch warning for every new
> > > file, though it sadly won't quash it.
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Brian Norris <computersforpeace@xxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Ping? Is this a good entry?
> As you're a MAINTAINER of this section, if you want it to
> be a good entry, it's a good entry.

My comment below about MIPS vs. ARM was the key point, and it might
deserve comment from others. Personally, I think it's OK, but it's just
a little strange when linux-arm-kernel becomes a catch-all for all
embedded drivers, even for those that are being utilized on (B)MIPS.

> You should get someone (Andrew?) to apply it.

The "apply" step would be more directed toward Florian, who manages most
of the Broadcom arm-soc trees.

> Be aware that N: matches aren't as "owned" as F: matches.
> Note from MAINTAINERS:
> N: Files and directories with regex patterns.
> One pattern per line. Multiple N: lines acceptable.
> scripts/ has different behavior for files that
> match F: pattern and matches of N: patterns. By default,
> get_maintainer will not look at git log history when an F: pattern
> match occurs. When an N: match occurs, git log history is used
> to also notify the people that have git commit signatures.
> > One problem is that there may be 'brcmstb' drivers for MIPS as well as
> > ARM. But on that train of thought: there are several drivers which are
> > already somewhat inaccurately-listed. The following are listed under
> > either the BCM7XXX ARM subarchitecture or BMIPS MIPS subarchitecture,
> > though they are actually used on both:
> >
> > drivers/bus/brcmstb_gisb.c
> > drivers/irqchip/irq-brcmstb-l2.c
> > drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm7120-l2.c

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