Re: linux-next: manual merge of the msm tree with the arm tree

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On Mon, 18 Oct 2010, Daniel Walker wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 22:58 +0100, Russell King wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 02:29:22PM -0700, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > That's why we have get_maintainer.pl, it adds in all the CC's
> > > automatically ..
> > 
> > $ git diff-tree -u 861bd81ee62a0d6759144c22909a8a3938951656 | scripts/get_maintainer.pl |wc 
> >     209     624    8021
> > 
> > 209 recipients / 8K of To:/CC: is reasonable?
> 
> 
> The answer is not "The tool doesn't work like I want, so screw it." If
> the tool doesn't work like we want, then we need to fix the tool not
> just walk away. Not to mention that the people involved in making these
> patches should still be CC'ing people even if this tool is just helping
> them out instead of actually doing it for them.
> 
> What it's showing you is anyone that's ever modified those files.. You
> just need the people who maintain the files.
> 
> how about this,
> 
> git show 08a610d9ef5394525b0328da0162d7b58c982cc4 | ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl | wc
>      58     163    2169
> 
> That's the patch we're actually discussing too. It's about one CC per
> file modified.

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Nicolas
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