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From: Mark Brown <broonie@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com>
To: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
Cc: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>,
	Florian Mickler <florian@mickler.org>,
	Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>,
	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: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:07:47 +0000
Message-ID: <20101117170746.GB19488@rakim.wolfsonmicro.main> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1011170150060.7420@pobox.suse.cz>

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 01:53:35AM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2010, Stefan Richter wrote:

> > Why should we codify our conventions in MAINTAINERS to accommodate the
> > specific problem of virtually a _single_ patch author?

It seems to be the way we're heading in general - look at all the recent
work on MAINTAINERS and get_maintainer.pl.  There seems to be a genral
push to make all this stuff automatable.

> Either the maintainer wants the patch. Then he is certainly able to apply 
> it no matter the subject line (I personally am getting a lot of patches 
> which don't follow the format I am using in my tree ... converting 
> Subject: lines is so trivial that I have never felt like bothering anyone 
> about it ... it's basically single condition in a shellscript). Or the 

It's slightly more than that if you're dealing with more than one area,
and I also find this sort of stuff is a good flag for scrubbing the
patch in greater detail - when patches stand out from a 1000ft visual
overview there's a fair chance that there's other issues so if people
regularly submit good patches that have only cosmetic issues I find it's
worth guiding them away from that.

> maintainer doesn't feel like the patch is worth it, and then the 
> subject-line format really doesn't matter.

In this case if I don't apply it it's likely to end up going in via your
tree and then I'll still have to deal with the merge conflicts which are
more annoying.

  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
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 [this message]
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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