[alsa-devel] rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Nov 17 00:57:57 CET 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 23:22 +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:46:09PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:42:36 -0800 Joe Perches wrote:
> > > Some subsystem maintainers like upper case, some mixed, some lower.
> > > Some aren't consistent.  (Staging/staging)
> > Case usually doesn't matter to most of us.
> Given that we're working in case sensitive languages here it's probably
> safe to assume that a reasonable proportion of people will care; being
> reasonably consistent with existing practice for the subsystem seems
> sensible.

Presumably the tool would also have to traverse up the tree
to find the appropriate style so every MAINTAINERS section
would not need a C entry.

ie: sound/soc/codecs/foo could use the C: entry for sound/soc/

Perhaps something like:
	C:	ASoC basename:

and for arch/x86/:
	C:	x86, dirname:


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