[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: bcm: Remove obsoleted Kconfig dependency

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Jan 9 12:00:07 CET 2014

At Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:32:01 +0000,
Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 07:29:01AM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Mark Brown wrote:
> > > get_maintainers *should* also tell you to use @kernel.org, that's what's
> > > actually in MAINTAINERS (which should be preferred over git history, or
> > > both used) which is where I actually read upstream mail.
> > Then the problem is that you committed and signed off with linaro.org
> > address in git.  If you don't want receive any patches at this
> It's getting more common these days, companies want their address to end
> up in git but it's not so good for upstream mail for whatever reason
> (historically a lot of it has been Exchange related, though that's not
> the case for me).  It's more noticable for people applying patches than
> for people sending them.

There is no general rule that MAINTAINERS address wins over others.
Many developers use other addresses primarily than the old address on
MAINTAINERS file.  Your case is rather rare, I'd say.

> > address, you should never use it for git.  As a Netiquette, one
> > shouldn't post a mail to multiple addresses if it's known for the same
> > person.
> Sure, but if you're going to use one I'd expect the MAINTAINERS address
> to win - I did have someone the other day using my Wolfson address still
> since they were going off signoffs and the thing they were working on
> wasn't that actively developed.

MAINTAINERS file isn't always updated frequently enough, too.  So, at
best, one would compare the time the address was used and decide which
address has a higher chance to reach.


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