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Who wrote 2.6.32

Who wrote 2.6.32

Posted Nov 26, 2009 5:07 UTC (Thu) by mcisely (subscriber, #2860)
Parent article: Who wrote 2.6.32

Is that first table "Most active 2.6.32 developers" really tallied using changeset "from:" headers or is it "signed-off-by:" headers? If it is signed-off-by then at least in one case I think you are crediting the subsystem maintainer for all the work done by those actually working on that subsystem. Just a guess.

Also, something strange: Mauro is credited with 62719 lines of code changed yet that is still not enough changesets to break into the top-19 list by changeset? That means that those 62719 lines of code are spread over less than 70 changesets. That's nearly 900 lines / changeset. Seems out of scale. Maybe it was skewed by just a few enormous cases?


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Who wrote 2.6.32

Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:04 UTC (Mon) by broonie (subscriber, #7078) [Link]

It's From: AFAICT.

Developer credit

Posted Nov 30, 2009 14:16 UTC (Mon) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

It's taken from the "author" credit in git. Subsystem maintainers generally take pain to get that right, so it's a pretty reliable metric. I only know of a couple of significant exceptions; one was in the early days of the staging tree, and the article at that time explained the issue. I did also make a correction for one misattribution in the 2.6.32 series.


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