How to find the right person for help.


This should mirror some of the official Linux kernel docs, and post links to the latest versions of said documents in tovalds/linux on The idea is to encourage individuals to make use of the MAINTAINERS files, linux-kernel mailing list, git log, and scripts/get-maintainer, so that they are familiar with the commonly-used ways of identifying a key point of contact.

Find the "likely" maintainers for the FTDI USB serial converter

First, determine the source file for this particular driver. Found it at drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c.

./scripts/ drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c 

And the results:

Johan Hovold <> (maintainer:USB SERIAL SUBSYSTEM)
Greg Kroah-Hartman <> (supporter:USB SUBSYSTEM) (open list:USB SERIAL SUBSYSTEM) (open list)

Now we know who to ping for help with this particular driver, and which e-mail addresses should be CC'ed when submitting a patch against this driver.