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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] Allow get_maintainer.pl / add_maintainers.pl scripts to be called outside of xen.git

On 16/08/2019, 06:43, "Lars Kurth" <lars.kurth.xen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    > On 16 Aug 2019, at 14:28, Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxx> wrote:
    > On 16/08/2019 13:17, Lars Kurth wrote:
    >> On 16/08/2019, 11:01, "Julien Grall" <julien.grall@xxxxxxx> wrote:
    >>      From my understanding, any use on mini-os.git & co will be 
legitimate. However,
    >>     we still print the WARNING in those cases.
    >>          Usually WARNING means something needs attention. As most of the 
users will
    >>     likely copy/paste from the wiki, we are going to have report asking 
why the
    >>     WARNING is there.
    >>          I think it would make sense to try to downgrade the message a 
bit when possible.
    >>     For instance, we could check if the section "THE REST" is present in 
the file
    >>     MAINTAINERS. If not, this is likely not a file we are able to 
    >>     I thought about this and it is not as easy as it seems, because the 
script only parses
    >> M: ... &c lines
    > The script is able to parse the section name. See get_maintainer_role().
    > Although, I am not sure how early the function can get called.
    > But...
    That may make it feasible to go down that route.
    Incidentially both Linux as well as QEMU MAINTAINERs files use the same 
    as us (with a few extra tags which we don't have)
    Not sure whether this would be a problem
    >> Maybe the best way to address this would be to include some identifier 
into the
    >> MAINTAINERS file (after the header with all the definitions).
    >> FORMAT: xen-project-maintainers <version>
    >> (note that this is not currently picked up by the tool)
    >> Or
    >> V: xen-project-maintainers <version>
    >> (note that this would be picked up by the tool)
    > Any of these solutions are also a potential alternative.
    I will see what others think and take it from there
Hi all. I would like to get this resolved and was looking for 
opinions. The thread is about enabling usage of get_maintainer.pl / 
add_maintainers.pl on sister repositories for xen.git, such as 
xtf.git, osstest.git, mini-os.git, ... to have a consistent tools story 
and make patch submission for newcomers easier. We have 
several options:

1) Warn if the tools are applied outside the Xen tree
Julian felt this is likely confusing

2) Do not warn under some conditions
2.1) Use THE REST as identifier to avoid the warning
Cons: Warning would disappear because Linux and QEMU also have THE REST 
This may not be an issue as both MAINTAINERS files follow the same format
However, there may be subtle differences in behaviour for unusual options 
for the get_maintainer.pl script as we have not been tracking all changes

2.2) Introduce a unique identifier in MAINTAINERS
This would imply introducing a unique identifier for xen related
Pros: More accurate
Cons: Pollutes file format

I don’t have a strong opinion and will follow majority consensus.
Maybe people can vote on the options and I will just implement
what most people prefer


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