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    MAINTAINERS: Restore "L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" entries · 981c3a4f
    Ingo Molnar authored
    A couple of years ago all the "L: lkml" email list entries in
    MAINTAINERS were removed and replaced with a 'the rest' entry
    at the end of the file - under the theory that this is unnecessary
    duplication and that people would find it intuitive:
      b5472cdd MAINTAINERS: remove L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org from all but "THE REST"
    So it turns out that it's all but intuitive, not all people
    use scripts/get_maintainer.pl to extract maintainer contact info,
    some people read the MAINTAINERS file and see the lack of 'L:' entries
    of various lkml-only subsystems and are sending patches to the
    maintainers only, without Cc:-ing lkml.  They arguably have a point.
    In hindsight removing all the "L: lkml" entries was probably not
    an overly good idea, not all mechanic duplication should be eliminated:
    in files read by humans it's useful to have 'at a glance' summary for
    all email addresses important to a subsystem's maintenance, in a single
    place, without too many imported rules and assumptions.
    So, to make the lkml fallback really apparent, add back 'L: lkml'
    entries to all subsystem entries whose workflow I'm involved in.
    This should at minimum be a per subsystem policy thing.
    Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
    Acked-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
    Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Cc: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
    Cc: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
    Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
    Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
    Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
    Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-lhzlymtgmmv5bMuwsb5zyoYo@git.kernel.orgSigned-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>