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Date:	Fri, 4 Jul 2008 08:41:22 +0200
From:	Uwe Kleine-König <Uwe.Kleine-Koenig@...i.com>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
CC:	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> 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.
IMHO this would be a second step, but I like it.

Best regards
Uwe

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