Re: [PATCH v5 1/1] Documentation/process: Be more explicit about who to mail on patch submission

From: Bryan O'Donoghue
Date: Tue Oct 04 2022 - 12:38:41 EST

On 04/10/2022 17:27, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
You are not _required_ to run get_maintainer to submit a patch, it is simply _suggested_ so in my view the output of get_maintainer doesn't negate the statement that you must mail at least one public mailing list.

And similarly, saying in a subsequent paragraph that you should always mail at last one public mailing list is unnecessarily disregarding information returned by get_maintainer.

get_maintainer produces a list of text that is very helpful to a developer in deciding where to send a patch. Documenting that output directly is a help.

But unless/until get_maintainer is _required_ to be run on any given patch, then we should still have a standalone paragraph which explicitly states a public mailing list must receive the patch.