[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] stable kernel stuff and grumpy maintainers

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Mon Jun 18 18:17:26 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-18 at 11:00 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:39:09PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:25:56AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > 
> > > I've attached the version of the script I use, it's based on an old
> > > script from Andrew Morton that he used to use (odds are he's fixed up
> > > that old one to be a bit more recent.)  It relies on the different
> > > naming scheme I use for my git branches (work-next for what to merge to
> > > the next branch, and work-linus for what to merge to the "Linus"
> > > branch), but you should get the general idea from it.
> > 
> > We should really have some central place to develop tooling like this
> > rather than passing things about by hand, at least for the people who
> > don't want to code up their own stuff.  I'm not sure if it's best to do
> > that in the kernel tree or if a separate place would make sense.
> Andrew's scripts have been public for years, and so have mine, but I'm
> sure that both of ours are tuned for our specific usages and directory
> layouts.  If you know of a place we can put them that would help out
> everyone, I'm all for it, and will work to adapt my scripts to fit into
> the new framework.

scripts/[maintainer_tools?]... seems an appropriate place.

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