How to find the right person for help.

Introduction

This should mirror some of the official Linux kernel docs, and post links to the latest versions of said documents in tovalds/linux on GitHub.com. 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/get_maintainer.pl drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c 

And the results:

Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org> (maintainer:USB SERIAL SUBSYSTEM)
Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> (supporter:USB SUBSYSTEM)
linux-usb@vger.kernel.org (open list:USB SERIAL SUBSYSTEM)
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org (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.