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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 22:37:45 +0200 (CEST)
From:   Lukas Bulwahn <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>
cc:     Lukas Bulwahn <>,
        Pierre Morel <>,
        Vasily Gorbik <>,
        Joe Perches <>,,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: MAINTAINERS: Wrong ordering in S390 PCI SUBSYSTEM

On Wed, 6 May 2020, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

> On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 8:46 AM Lukas Bulwahn <> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Pierre,
> >
> > with your commit de267a7c71ba ("s390/pci: Documentation for zPCI"),
> > visible on next-20200505, ./scripts/ -f MAINTAINERS
> > complains:
> >
> > WARNING: Misordered MAINTAINERS entry - list file patterns in alphabetic order
> > #14723: FILE: MAINTAINERS:14723:
> > +F:     drivers/pci/hotplug/s390_pci_hpc.c
> > +F:     Documentation/s390/pci.rst
> >
> >
> > This is due to wrong ordering of the entries in your submission. If you
> > would like me to send you a patch fixing that, please just let me know.
> >
> > It is a recent addition to to report ordering problems in
> > MAINTAINERS, so you might have not seen that at submission time.
> Why not to send a patch?
> Same for the rest of similar mails from you.

Well, the checkpatch warning is new, so I want to find out if and make 
sure that the involved developers are generally okay getting those patches 
or if there is a better way handling those patches to MAINTAINERS.

I do not expect that there are too many further cases of this warning 
appearing soon in linux-next now that checkpatch already warns about it.


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