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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Clarify the meaning of nested maintainership

Hi George,

On 21/04/16 17:03, George Dunlap wrote:
Clarify the meaning of nested maintainership.

Signed-off-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>
We had a discussion about the meaning of nested maintainership at the
recent Xen Hackathon.  The notes of that meeting can be found on this
list [1].  No decision is official until discussed on this list, so
consider this patch the official proposal for this change, and object
or ask for clarification accordingly.

[1] marc.info/?i=<EDB48431-C3EF-4461-B2D2-3AB95EA6C392@xxxxxxxxx>

CC: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
CC: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>
CC: Tim Deegan <tim@xxxxxxx>
CC: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Konrad Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx>
  MAINTAINERS | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  1 file changed, 34 insertions(+)

index a34685d..be901d5 100644
@@ -94,6 +94,40 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
              printk, pr_info or pr_err
           One regex pattern per line.  Multiple K: lines acceptable.

+The meaning of nesting:
+Many maintanership areas are "nested": for example, there are entries

NIT: s/maintanership/maintainership/

+for xen/arch/x86 as well as xen/arch/x86/mm, and even
+xen/arch/x86/mm/shadow; and there is a section at the end called "THE
+REST" which lists all committers, as well as a few more.  The meaning
+of nesting is that:
+1. Under normal circumstances, the Ack of the most specific maintaner

NIT: s/maintaner/maintainer/


Julien Grall

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