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Date:	Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:22:57 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Andy Whitcroft <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Emit a warning on file add/move/delete

On Fri, 2014-07-04 at 16:11 +0100, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 05:46:56PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Whenever files are added, moved, or deleted, the
> > MAINTAINERS file patterns can be out of sync or
> > outdated.
> > 
> > To try to keep MAINTAINERS more up-to-date, add a
> > one-time warning whenever a patch does any of those.
> That seems like a sensible plan.  Sometime we might try and work out if
> any entries are affected or needed.

Hey again Andy.

Just fyi: I think this is not possible.

A patch series will often add or delete a file
independently from an earlier or later patch that

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