[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: add brcmstb regex

Brian Norris computersforpeace at gmail.com
Tue May 12 16:24:48 PDT 2015

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 04:10:50PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> (cc'ing Andrew Morton)
> On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 16:02 -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 06:09:05PM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> > > This could probably consolidate a few file listings. And it satisfies
> > > the spirit of the highly annoying [1] checkpatch warning for every new
> > > file, though it sadly won't quash it.
> > > 
> > > [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/12/17/24
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Brian Norris <computersforpeace at gmail.com>
> > 
> > Ping? Is this a good entry?
> As you're a MAINTAINER of this section, if you want it to
> be a good entry, it's a good entry.

My comment below about MIPS vs. ARM was the key point, and it might
deserve comment from others. Personally, I think it's OK, but it's just
a little strange when linux-arm-kernel becomes a catch-all for all
embedded drivers, even for those that are being utilized on (B)MIPS.

> You should get someone (Andrew?) to apply it.

The "apply" step would be more directed toward Florian, who manages most
of the Broadcom arm-soc trees.

> Be aware that N: matches aren't as "owned" as F: matches.
> Note from MAINTAINERS:
> 	N: Files and directories with regex patterns.
> 	   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.
> > One problem is that there may be 'brcmstb' drivers for MIPS as well as
> > ARM. But on that train of thought: there are several drivers which are
> > already somewhat inaccurately-listed. The following are listed under
> > either the BCM7XXX ARM subarchitecture or BMIPS MIPS subarchitecture,
> > though they are actually used on both:
> > 
> >  drivers/bus/brcmstb_gisb.c
> >  drivers/irqchip/irq-brcmstb-l2.c
> >  drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm7120-l2.c


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