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authorJoe Perches <joe@perches.com>2014-01-23 15:54:22 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-01-23 16:36:56 -0800
commit6ab88e00704bde2d7c7f57793e12ed4976275ecd (patch)
tree4a6a803f0ec1875eb678baf3032dfe403be5dc15 /MAINTAINERS
parentef575f47363413935e2251141e3477cf6e096500 (diff)
MAINTAINERS: describe differences between F: and N: patterns
There is a difference in how scripts/get_maintainer.pl treats F: and N: file pattern matches. Describe those differences in the MAINTAINERS file. Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Mark Brown <broonie@linaro.org> Cc: Uwe Kleine-K├Ânig <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -93,6 +93,11 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
N: Files and directories with regex patterns.
N: [^a-z]tegra all files whose path contains the word tegra
One pattern per line. Multiple N: lines acceptable.
+ scripts/get_maintainer.pl has different behavior for files that
+ match F: pattern and matches of N: patterns. By default,
+ get_maintainer will not look at git log history when an F: pattern
+ match occurs. When an N: match occurs, git log history is used
+ to also notify the people that have git commit signatures.
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:

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