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authorJoe Perches <joe@perches.com>2009-10-26 16:49:48 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-10-29 07:39:26 -0700
commitc7c4fb18d0026bdb70d287a97ba9c38a649bf39e (patch)
treee69e7f50275ad23dad7d8776724e1a8243c0e1ab /MAINTAINERS
parentdcf36a92f569b2c240129d8c6ae4c366c1658766 (diff)
MAINTAINERS: document new "K:" entry type
K: is for keyword. Syntax is perl extended regex. Reorganized header documentation and indent the section entry descriptions so that the first K: would not be considered a regex to match by get_maintainer.pl Signed-off-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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@@ -65,43 +65,51 @@ trivial patch so apply some common sense.
8. Happy hacking.
- -----------------------------------
-
-Maintainers List (try to look for most precise areas first)
+Descriptions of section entries:
+
+ P: Person (obsolete)
+ M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@domain>
+ L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
+ W: Web-page with status/info
+ T: SCM tree type and location. Type is one of: git, hg, quilt, stgit.
+ S: Status, one of the following:
+ Supported: Someone is actually paid to look after this.
+ Maintained: Someone actually looks after it.
+ Odd Fixes: It has a maintainer but they don't have time to do
+ much other than throw the odd patch in. See below..
+ Orphan: No current maintainer [but maybe you could take the
+ role as you write your new code].
+ Obsolete: Old code. Something tagged obsolete generally means
+ it has been replaced by a better system and you
+ should be using that.
+ F: Files and directories with wildcard patterns.
+ A trailing slash includes all files and subdirectory files.
+ F: drivers/net/ all files in and below drivers/net
+ F: drivers/net/* all files in drivers/net, but not below
+ F: */net/* all files in "any top level directory"/net
+ One pattern per line. Multiple F: lines acceptable.
+ X: Files and directories that are NOT maintained, same rules as F:
+ Files exclusions are tested before file matches.
+ Can be useful for excluding a specific subdirectory, for instance:
+ F: net/
+ 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:
+ K: of_get_profile
+ matches patches or files 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
+ One regex pattern per line. Multiple K: lines acceptable.
Note: For the hard of thinking, this list is meant to remain in alphabetical
order. If you could add yourselves to it in alphabetical order that would be
so much easier [Ed]
-P: Person (obsolete)
-M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@domain>
-L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
-W: Web-page with status/info
-T: SCM tree type and location. Type is one of: git, hg, quilt, stgit.
-S: Status, one of the following:
-
- Supported: Someone is actually paid to look after this.
- Maintained: Someone actually looks after it.
- Odd Fixes: It has a maintainer but they don't have time to do
- much other than throw the odd patch in. See below..
- Orphan: No current maintainer [but maybe you could take the
- role as you write your new code].
- Obsolete: Old code. Something tagged obsolete generally means
- it has been replaced by a better system and you
- should be using that.
+Maintainers List (try to look for most precise areas first)
-F: Files and directories with wildcard patterns.
- A trailing slash includes all files and subdirectory files.
- F: drivers/net/ all files in and below drivers/net
- F: drivers/net/* all files in drivers/net, but not below
- F: */net/* all files in "any top level directory"/net
- One pattern per line. Multiple F: lines acceptable.
-X: Files and directories that are NOT maintained, same rules as F:
- Files exclusions are tested before file matches.
- Can be useful for excluding a specific subdirectory, for instance:
- F: net/
- X: net/ipv6/
- matches all files in and below net excluding net/ipv6/
+ -----------------------------------
3C505 NETWORK DRIVER
M: Philip Blundell <philb@gnu.org>