[Gluster-devel] Could we add a MAINTAINERS file to the glusterfs sources?

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Wed Dec 11 09:39:51 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:52:38PM +0530, Vijay Bellur wrote:
> On 11/18/2013 06:49 PM, Niels de Vos wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >different projects (Linux kernel, QEMU, ...) have a MAINTAINERS file in
> >the root of the git repository. This file mostly lists the maintainers
> >or main committers for certain files and directories. On occasion it
> >would be very helpful to know who to add as a reviewer for proposed
> >patches.
> >
> >Is there someone who can add a MAINTAINERS file?
> >
> Sounds like a good idea. A good way to figure out reviewers for a
> particular directory might be to identify members in the community
> who have contributed and/or reviewed more than X percentage of
> patches in that particular directory. X should be significant and a
> good starting value can be 25.
> In the case of we not having even a single individual who exceeds X,
> we can pick up the top 2-3 reviewers/code contributors.
> Thoughts?

I did not apply any sophisticated logic, and just asked around who the 
current maintainers are. A mostly reviewed MAINTAINERS file has now been 
proposed for inclusion:
- http://review.gluster.org/6480


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