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Date:	Fri, 4 Jul 2008 08:39:38 +0200
From:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
To:	Uwe Kleine-König <Uwe.Kleine-Koenig@...i.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 08:34:55AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I wanted to add an entry to MAINTAINERS and while doing it I saw that in
> the corresponding region the alphabetic ordering is broken.  Then I
> inteded to fix that up for a trivial patch.  Next was to check the rest
> of the file and there are so much misorderings that it's not sensible to
> choose the trivial path anymore as there are currently 114 entries out
> of order[1].
> 
> Below is a script that shows the misorderings after applying the
> following patch:
> 
> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> index e6c06fa..e9e36f8 100644
> --- a/MAINTAINERS
> +++ b/MAINTAINERS
> @@ -1585,7 +1585,7 @@ S:	Supported
>  EMBEDDED LINUX
>  P:	Paul Gortmaker
>  M:	paul.gortmaker@...driver.com
> -P	David Woodhouse
> +P:	David Woodhouse
>  M:	dwmw2@...radead.org
>  L:	linux-embedded@...r.kernel.org
>  S:	Maintained
> 
> IMHO there are two good ways to continue:
>  - just ignore the misorderings; or
>  - write a more clever script that not only shows the misorderings but
>    fixes them and optimally let Linus directly apply it.
> 
> I will try to come up with a script to prepare the second way.

If you succeed doing so it would be very good to fix up
all mail entries to read:

M: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>

so they are copy'n'paste friendly.

	Sam




> 
> Best regards
> Uwe
> 
> #! /bin/sh
> 
> tempfile="$(mktemp)";
> 
> # extract topics from MAINTAINERS
> sed -n -e '1,/^P:/d' -e '/^[0-9a-zA-Z][^:]/p' MAINTAINERS >
> "${tempfile}"
> 
> sort "${tempfile}" | diff -u "${tempfile}" -
> 
> rm "${tempfile}"
> 
> [1] ukleinek@...taur:~/gsrc/linux-2.6$ order_maintainers | grep ^- | wc -l
> 114
> 
> -- 
> Uwe Kleine-König, Software Engineer
> Digi International GmbH Branch Breisach, Küferstrasse 8, 79206 Breisach, Germany
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