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Date:   Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:34:33 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mailmap: Update comments for with format and more
 detalis

On Sat, 2020-08-08 at 00:14 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> Without having first read the git-shortlog man-page first, the format
> of .mailmap may not be immediately obvious. Add comments with pointers
> to the man-page, along with other details.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> ---
> I'm adding this to my earlier .mailmap update series:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200730183702.702552-1-keescook@chromium.org/
> ---
>  .mailmap | 9 +++++++--
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/.mailmap b/.mailmap
> index 6c1c04a63b18..3a991e19928c 100644
> --- a/.mailmap
> +++ b/.mailmap
> @@ -2,11 +2,16 @@
>  # This list is used by git-shortlog

and scripts/get_maintainer.pl

Today, this list is primarily used not for
messed up email addresses.  It's mostly used
to map no longer in-use email addresses to
current email address.

>  to fix a few botched name translations
>  # in the git archive, either because the author's full name was messed up
>  # and/or not always written the same way, making contributions from the
> -# same person appearing not to be so or badly displayed.
> +# same person appearing not to be so or badly displayed. Also allows for
> +# old email addresses to map to new email addresses.
>  #
> +# For format details, see "MAPPING AUTHORS" in "man git-shortlog".
> +#
> +# Please keep this list dictionary sorted.
> +#
> +# This comment is parsed by git-shortlog:
>  # repo-abbrev: /pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/
>  #
> -
>  Aaron Durbin <adurbin@...gle.com>
>  Adam Oldham <oldhamca@...il.com>
>  Adam Radford <aradford@...il.com>
> -- 
> 2.25.1
> 
> 

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