From: florian on
Using --git to determine who to send a patch to, it is not
reasonable to include people that only reported an issue or tested a
patch. Thus we restrict the candidates to be the one's listed with
Reviewed-By, Signed-Off-By and Acked-By tags.

The Acked-By: is questionable also, but as people listed with this tag
tend to be active linux gatekeepers, false positives are tolerable.

Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <florian(a)>
scripts/ | 4 ++--
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 6f97a13..ad38ed3 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -496,7 +496,7 @@ version: $V

MAINTAINER field selection options:
--email => print email address(es) if any
- --git => include recent git \*-by: signers
+ --git => include recent git {Reviewed|Signed-Off|Acked}-by: signers
--git-chief-penguins => include ${penguin_chiefs}
--git-min-signatures => number of signatures required (default: 1)
--git-max-maintainers => maximum maintainers to add (default: 5)
@@ -964,7 +964,7 @@ sub vcs_find_signers {

$commits = grep(/$pattern/, @lines); # of commits

- @lines = grep(/^[-_ a-z]+by:.*\@.*$/i, @lines);
+ @lines = grep(/(signed-off|reviewed|acked)-by:.*\@.*$/i, @lines);
if (!$email_git_penguin_chiefs) {
@lines = grep(!/${penguin_chiefs}/i, @lines);

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