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From: Mark Brown <broonie@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com>
To: Florian Mickler <florian@mickler.org>
Cc: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>, Jiri Kosina <trivial@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	alsa-devel@alsa-project.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:12:27 +0000
Message-ID: <20101116181226.GB26239@rakim.wolfsonmicro.main> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20101116183707.179964dd@schatten.dmk.lab>

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 06:37:07PM +0100, Florian Mickler wrote:

> My first reaction to this is, it's silly. Certainly a
> subsystem-maintainer is capable of hacking something together that
> suits his needs or may just use a good editor to get the job done.
> After all, he might want to edit the commit message anyway. Also he has
> to have his act together for all non-conforming submitters anyway,
> because shurely, telling people to re-edit their patches subject line
> is not what one would consider "welcoming to newbies",  or whatever it
> is kernel subsystem maintainers have to be nowadays *g*... 

So, my general policy on this is that I tend to push back on patches
which don't just work with the toolset (subject lines are just one part
of it) to a variable extent depending on who's submitting and what
they're submitting.  One of the factors is that the more patches are
coming from someone the easier I expect their patches to be to work
with.

The reason this came up is that this is one of the issues with Joe's
patches (which are rather frequent) but he is only willing to do things
that he can automate.

> (MAINTAINERS seems to be the logical place to put this
> information.)

Indeed.

  reply index

Thread overview: 100+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-11-15  3:04 [PATCH 00/44] remove unnecessary semicolons Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 01/44] arch/arm: Remove " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 02/44] arch/microblaze: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  6:37   ` Michal Simek
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 03/44] arch/um: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 04/44] drivers/cpufreq: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 05/44] drivers/gpio: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 06/44] drivers/i2c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 07/44] drivers/isdn: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 08/44] drivers/leds: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 09/44] drivers/media/video: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 10/44] drivers/misc: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 11/44] drivers/mmc: " Joe Perches
2010-12-05  3:32   ` Chris Ball
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 12/44] drivers/net/bnx2x: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 13/44] drivers/net/e1000e: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 14/44] drivers/net/ixgbe: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 16:24   ` Rose, Gregory V
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 15/44] drivers/net/vxge: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:07   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 16/44] drivers/net/wireless/ath: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 17/44] drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 18/44] drivers/net/cnic.c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 19/44] drivers/platform/x86: " Joe Perches
2010-11-24 16:52   ` Matthew Garrett
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 20/44] drivers/power: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 21/44] drivers/s390/net: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:08   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 22/44] drivers/scsi/be2iscsi: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 23/44] drivers/scsi/bfa: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 24/44] drivers/scsi/lpfc: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 25/44] drivers/scsi/pm8001: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:27   ` Jack Wang
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 26/44] drivers/scsi/qla2xxx: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 27/44] drivers/serial: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 28/44] drivers/spi: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:57   ` Grant Likely
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 29/44] drivers/staging: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 30/44] drivers/usb/gadget: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 31/44] drivers/xen: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 32/44] fs/9p: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 33/44] fs/ceph: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 34/44] fs/logfs: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 35/44] fs/nfs: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 36/44] fs/ocfs2: " Joe Perches
2010-11-17  0:10   ` Joel Becker
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 37/44] fs/ubifs: " Joe Perches
2010-11-19 13:21   ` Artem Bityutskiy
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 38/44] include/linux/if_macvlan.h: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:07   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 39/44] include/net/caif/cfctrl.h: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  7:12   ` Sjur BRENDELAND
2010-11-15 19:07   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:04 ` [PATCH 40/44] mm/hugetlb.c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  9:52   ` Mel Gorman
2010-11-15  3:05 ` [PATCH 41/44] net/ipv6/mcast.c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:07   ` David Miller
2010-11-15  3:05 ` [PATCH 42/44] net/sunrpc/addr.c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15  3:05 ` [PATCH 43/44] sound/core/pcm_lib.c: " Joe Perches
2010-11-22  6:44   ` Takashi Iwai
2010-11-15  3:05 ` [PATCH 44/44] sound/soc/codecs: " Joe Perches
2010-11-15 11:09   ` Liam Girdwood
2010-11-15 13:49   ` Mark Brown
2010-11-15 17:09     ` Joe Perches
2010-11-15 17:30       ` Mark Brown
2010-11-15 17:34         ` Joe Perches
2010-11-15 18:27           ` Mark Brown
2010-11-15 18:30             ` Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:07               ` Mark Brown
2010-11-15 19:14                 ` Joe Perches
2010-11-15 19:34                   ` Mark Brown
2010-11-15 19:52                     ` Joe Perches
2010-11-16 10:49                       ` Mark Brown
2010-11-16 14:51                         ` rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool Joe Perches
2010-11-16 15:04                           ` Mark Brown
2010-11-16 17:37                           ` Florian Mickler
2010-11-16 18:12                             ` Mark Brown [this message]
2010-11-16 19:35                               ` Florian Mickler
2010-11-16 19:55                                 ` Mark Brown
2010-11-16 20:21                                   ` Randy Dunlap
2010-11-16 20:42                                     ` Joe Perches
2010-11-16 20:46                                       ` Randy Dunlap
2010-11-16 23:22                                         ` Mark Brown
2010-11-16 23:28                                           ` Randy Dunlap
2010-11-16 23:50                                             ` Mark Brown
2010-11-16 23:57                                             ` Joe Perches
2010-11-17  0:55                                               ` Randy Dunlap
2010-11-16 23:57                                           ` Joe Perches
2010-11-16 23:01                                     ` Mark Brown
2010-11-17  0:44                                       ` Stefan Richter
2010-11-17  0:53                                         ` Jiri Kosina
2010-11-17 17:07                                           ` Mark Brown
2010-11-17 21:07                                             ` Stefan Richter
2010-11-17 23:49                                               ` Joe Perches
2010-11-17 19:32           ` [PATCH 44/44] sound/soc/codecs: Remove unnecessary semicolons Pavel Machek

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