Commit 6ab88e00 authored by Joe Perches's avatar Joe Perches Committed by Linus Torvalds
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MAINTAINERS: describe differences between F: and N: patterns

There is a difference in how scripts/ treats
F: and N: file pattern matches.

Describe those differences in the MAINTAINERS file.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Mark Brown <>
Cc: Uwe Kleine-König <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ef575f47
......@@ -93,6 +93,11 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
N: Files and directories with regex patterns.
N: [^a-z]tegra all files whose path contains the word tegra
One pattern per line. Multiple N: lines acceptable.
scripts/ has different behavior for files that
match F: pattern and matches of N: patterns. By default,
get_maintainer will not look at git log history when an F: pattern
match occurs. When an N: match occurs, git log history is used
to also notify the people that have git commit signatures.
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:
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