[PATCH] scripts: warn about invalid MAINTAINERS patterns

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Nov 1 12:50:05 EDT 2017

(add mercurial-devel and xen-devel to cc's)

On Tue, 2017-10-31 at 16:37 -0500, Tom Saeger wrote:
> Add "--pattern-checks" option to get_maintainer.pl to warn about invalid
> "F" and "X" patterns found in MAINTAINERS file(s).

Hey again Tom.

About mercurial/hg.

While as far as I know there hasn't been a mercurial tree
for the linux kernel sources in many years, I believe the
mercurial command to list files should be different.

> my %VCS_cmds_hg = (
> @@ -167,6 +169,7 @@ my %VCS_cmds_hg = (
>      "subject_pattern" => "^HgSubject: (.*)",
>      "stat_pattern" => "^(\\d+)\t(\\d+)\t\$file\$",
>      "file_exists_cmd" => "hg files \$file",
> +    "list_files_cmd" => "hg files \$file",

I think this should be

	"list_files_cmd" => "hg manifest -R \$file",

It seems to work on a XEN test branch but does anyone
really care about hg support in get_maintainers?

btw: to the XEN maintainers

The XEN mercurial branch for MAINTAINERS has a few odd
entries and a few missing file patterns

I think the XEN MAINTAINERS file should be updated to:

diff -r c60f04b73240 MAINTAINERS
--- a/MAINTAINERS	Mon Oct 16 15:24:44 2017 +0100
+++ b/MAINTAINERS	Wed Nov 01 09:39:34 2017 -0700
@@ -246,7 +246,8 @@
 M:	Doug Goldstein <cardoe at cardoe.com>
 S:	Supported
-F:	docs/misc/kconfig{,-language}.txt
+F:	docs/misc/kconfig.txt
+F:	docs/misc/kconfig-language.txt
 F:	xen/tools/kconfig/
@@ -257,8 +258,8 @@
 M:      Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3 at citrix.com>
 S:      Supported
-F:      xen/common/{kexec,kimage}.c
-F:      xen/include/{kexec,kimage}.h
+F:      xen/common/kexec.[ch]
+F:      xen/common/kimage.[ch]
 F:      xen/arch/x86/machine_kexec.c
 F:      xen/arch/x86/x86_64/kexec_reloc.S

After the patch above is applied, --self-test shows:

$ ~/linux/next/scripts/get_maintainer.pl --self-test
./MAINTAINERS:403:	warning: no matches	F:	drivers/xen/usb*/
./MAINTAINERS:415:	warning: no matches	F:	xen/arch/x88/hvm/vm_event.c
./MAINTAINERS:429:	warning: no matches	F:	extras/mini-os/tpm*
./MAINTAINERS:430:	warning: no matches	F:	extras/mini-os/include/tpm*

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