[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Start using the 'reviewer' (R) tag

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Wed Oct 28 02:55:24 PDT 2015

On Wed, 28 Oct 2015, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:

> Hello,
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 06:23:37PM +0900, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> > On 28.10.2015 17:24, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > You guys are pushing back like this is some kind of demotion.
> > > That's not the case at all.  All it does is better describe the (very
> > > worthy) function you *actually* provide.
> > 
> > It is getting into dispute about entire change of yours... which is not
> > what I want. I agree with your general idea but I was referring only to
> > that particular case - the Samsung PMICs (and Maxim PMICs/MUICs which
> > would fall into same category).
> Not being affected by this change, I wonder what the technical
> difference is if someone is listed as reviewer instead of maintainer.
> Does get_maintainer.pl behave differently?

Reviewers are people who should be Cc'ed on all patches, as are
Maintainers, so no, fundamentally they are treated the same by a

Here is some output for Maintainers/Reviews from get_maintainer.pl.

 $ ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f arch/arm/boot/dts/vf500.dtsi
 Shawn Guo <shawnguo at kernel.org> (maintainer:ARM/FREESCALE VYBRID ARM ARCHITECTURE)
 Sascha Hauer <kernel at pengutronix.de> (maintainer:ARM/FREESCALE VYBRID ARM ARCHITECTURE)
 Stefan Agner <stefan at agner.ch> (reviewer)
 Russell King <linux at arm.linux.org.uk> (maintainer:ARM PORT)
 linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org (moderated list:ARM/FREESCALE VYBRID ARM ARCHITECTURE)
 devicetree at vger.kernel.org (open list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND FLATTENED DEVICE TREE BINDINGS)
 linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org (open list)

I'm sure we can make the output even more similar by listing the
MAINTAINERS tag after "reviewer" too.

Lee Jones
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