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Date:   Wed, 2 Jan 2019 07:48:05 +0530
From:   Manivannan Sadhasivam <manivannan.sadhasivam@...aro.org>
To:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, afaerber@...e.de
Cc:     sboyd@...nel.org, mturquette@...libre.com, robh+dt@...nel.org,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-actions@...ts.infradead.org, linux-clk@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] MAINTAINERS: Add linux-actions mailing list for
 Actions Semi

Hi Joe,

On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 08:56:49AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-01-01 at 08:56 +0530, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > Hi Joe,
> 
> Hi Manivannan.
> 
> > On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:12:18AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2019-01-01 at 00:25 +0530, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > > > Add the linux-actions mailing list for Actions Semi SoC architecture.
> > > 
> > > Unrelated to adding this L: entry
> > > 
> > > > diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> > > []
> > > > @@ -1240,6 +1240,7 @@ ARM/ACTIONS SEMI ARCHITECTURE
> > > >  M:	Andreas Färber <afaerber@...e.de>
> > > >  R:	Manivannan Sadhasivam <manivannan.sadhasivam@...aro.org>
> > > >  L:	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org (moderated for non-subscribers)
> > > > +L:	linux-actions@...ts.infradead.org (moderated for non-subscribers)
> > > >  S:	Maintained
> > > >  N:	owl
> > > 
> > > The N: entry matches too many non-owl entries like:
> > > 
> > > Documentation/parport-lowlevel.txt
> > > drivers/misc/ibmasm/lowlevel.c
> > > drivers/misc/ibmasm/lowlevel.h
> > > fs/udf/lowlevel.c
> > > net/ipv6/ip6_flowlabel.c
> > > sound/soc/samsung/lowland.c
> > > 
> > > Maybe there should be two entries
> > > 
> > > N:	/owl
> > > N:	-owl
> > > 
> > 
> > Thanks for letting us know. Yes, we need to change it. How about below?
> > 
> > N: owl-
> > N: -owl
> > 
> > Will do it as a follow-up patch if agreed!
> 
> from MAINTAINERS:
> 
> 	   scripts/get_maintainer.pl has different behavior for files that
> 	   match F: pattern and matches of N: patterns.  By default,
> 	   get_maintainer will not look at git log history when an F: pattern
> 	   match occurs.  When an N: match occurs, git log history is used
> 	   to also notify the people that have git commit signatures.
> 
> F: entries are preferred to N: entries because the
> get_maintainer.pl script does not assume that the
> N: entries are exclusively maintained.  Maybe use a
> more comprehensive F: list like:
> 
> F:	Documentation/devicetree/bindings/*/*owl-*
> F:	arch/arm/boot/dts/owl-*
> F:	drivers/*/owl-*
> F:	drivers/*/*-owl*
> F:	drivers/*/*/owl-*
> F:	drivers/*/*/*-owl*
> F:	include/dt-bindings/power/owl-*
> F:	include/linux/soc/actions/owl-sps.h
> 

Makes sense!

Andreas: What is your opinion on above entries?

Thanks,
Mani

> 

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