linux-kernel How to find the right person for help. Find the "likely" maintainers for the FTDI USB serial converter


Example

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.