[Linux-kernel-mentees] Potential new task: a new self-test in get-maintainers.pl

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 07:38:28 UTC 2020

Hi Aditya, Hi Dwaipayan,

here another potential task for some perl work:

Implement a new self-test in get-maintainers.pl that checks if a file
entry line is already covered by the others provided, i.e., all files
matching to one file entry line is already matched by all the other
file entry lines of the same section.

Here is a quick example where I did something wrong of that kind:

This needs a bit of reading and understanding the MAINTAINERS file and
what get_maintainers.pl does with those entries. get-maintainers.pl
already implements some self-test checks and you can add this check
above to the existing ones.

Best regards,


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