[PATCH v4 2/2] Documentation/process: Be more explicit about who to mail on patch submission
From: Bryan O'Donoghue
Date: Mon Oct 03 2022 - 12:13:51 EST
Recently when submitting a yaml change I found that I had omitted the
maintainer whose tree the change needed to go through.
The reason for that is the path in MAINTAINERS is marked as Supported not
Maintained. Reading MAINTAINERS we see quote:
Supported: Someone is actually paid to look after this.
Maintained: Someone actually looks after it.
The current submitting-patches.rst only says to mail maintainers though not
supporters. Discussing further on the list the suggestion was made to state
that the following are the right addresses to mail:
- Dedicated lists
- LKML as a fallback when there is no dedicated list
Add in a two sentences to capture that statement.
Signed-off-by: Bryan O'Donoghue <bryan.odonoghue@xxxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
index be49d8f2601b4..90fda3367a405 100644
@@ -227,8 +227,11 @@ You should always copy the appropriate subsystem maintainer(s) on any patch
to code that they maintain; look through the MAINTAINERS file and the
source code revision history to see who those maintainers are. The
script scripts/get_maintainer.pl can be very useful at this step (pass paths to
-your patches as arguments to scripts/get_maintainer.pl). If you cannot find a
-maintainer for the subsystem you are working on, Andrew Morton
+your patches as arguments to scripts/get_maintainer.pl). In the output of
+get_maintainer.pl the recommendation is to mail every maintainer, supporter,
+reviewer and dedicated mailing list. If get_maintainer doesn't indicate a
+dedicated mailing list linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx should be included. If you
+cannot find a maintainer for the subsystem you are working on, Andrew Morton
(akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) serves as a maintainer of last resort.
You should also normally choose at least one mailing list to receive a copy