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authorStephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com>2013-02-27 17:02:53 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-02-27 19:10:09 -0800
commiteb90d0855b75f8d57350e55cfc20c4465215d215 (patch)
tree48d41d615ff0a6c06c2991321a6223d5e90b7324 /MAINTAINERS
parent7ff6764061ecd4a4ef91db7b8b30aacc6a8573c9 (diff)
get_maintainer: allow keywords to match filenames
Allow K: entries in MAINTAINERS to match directly against filenames; either those extracted from patch +++ or --- lines, or those specified on the command-line using the -f option. This potentially allows fewer lines in a MAINTAINERS entry, if all the relevant files are scattered throughout the whole kernel tree, yet contain some common keyword. An example would be using an ARM SoC name as the keyword to catch all related drivers. I don't think setting exact_pattern_match_hash would be appropriate here; at least for intended Tegra use case, this feature is to ensure that all Tegra-related driver changes get Cc'd to the Tegra mailing list. Setting exact_pattern_match_hash would prevent git history parsing for e.g. S-o-b tags, which still seems like it would be useful. Hence, this flag isn't set. Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com> Acked-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
index 1e5c3a4ece7..0bc4d0e3d3b 100644
@@ -97,12 +97,13 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
X: net/ipv6/
matches all files in and below net excluding net/ipv6/
K: Keyword perl extended regex pattern to match content in a
- patch or file. For instance:
+ patch or file, or an affected filename. For instance:
K: of_get_profile
- matches patches or files that contain "of_get_profile"
+ matches patch or file content, or filenames, that contain
+ "of_get_profile"
K: \b(printk|pr_(info|err))\b
- matches patches or files that contain one or more of the words
- printk, pr_info or pr_err
+ matches patch or file content, or filenames, that contain one or
+ more of the words printk, pr_info or pr_err
One regex pattern per line. Multiple K: lines acceptable.
Note: For the hard of thinking, this list is meant to remain in alphabetical