Patchwork [V2,1/3] get_maintainer: create filename-only regex match type

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Submitter Stephen Warren
Date March 7, 2013, 12:28 a.m.
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Stephen Warren - March 7, 2013, 12:28 a.m.
From: Stephen Warren <>

Create a new N: entry type in MAINTAINERS which performs a regex match
against filenames; either those extracted from patch +++ or --- lines,
or those specified on the command-line using the -f option.

This provides the same benefits as using a K: regex option to match a
set of filenames (see commit eb90d08 "get_maintainer: allow keywords to
match filenames"), but without the disadvantage that "random" file
content, such as comments,  will ever match the regex.

Suggested-by: Joe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <>
v2: Corrected typo in MAINTAINERS documentation
 MAINTAINERS               |    3 +++
 scripts/ |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


index 9561658..c9b1e37 100644
@@ -90,6 +90,9 @@  Descriptions of section entries:
 	   F:	drivers/net/*	all files in drivers/net, but not below
 	   F:	*/net/*		all files in "any top level directory"/net
 	   One pattern per line.  Multiple F: lines acceptable.
+	N: Files and directories with regex patterns.
+	   N:	[^a-z]tegra	all files whose patch contains the word tegra
+	   One pattern per line.  Multiple N: lines acceptable.
 	X: Files and directories that are NOT maintained, same rules as F:
 	   Files exclusions are tested before file matches.
 	   Can be useful for excluding a specific subdirectory, for instance:
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index ce4cc83..27dc5cb 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -611,7 +611,7 @@  sub get_maintainers {
 				    $hash{$tvi} = $value_pd;
-			} elsif ($type eq 'K') {
+			} elsif ($type eq 'K' || $type eq 'N') {
 			    if ($file =~ m/$value/x) {
 				$hash{$tvi} = 0;