Add a maintainers section to the contributors guide to have a low tech
location to check/link to the current maintainers. This file is included
dynamically from the MAINTAINERS file in the root directory of the DPDK
source when the docs are built. This also allows us to link to the file
from other sections of the docs.

Signed-off-by: Ciara Power <>
 doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst 
index 3c2f310..2287835 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
@@ -551,3 +551,12 @@ patch accepted. The general cycle for patch review and 
acceptance is:
      than rework of the original.
    * Trivial patches may be merged sooner than described above at the tree 
+DPDK Maintainers
+The following are the DPDK maintainers as listed in the ``MAINTAINERS`` file
+in the DPDK root directory.
+.. literalinclude:: ../../../MAINTAINERS
+   :lines: 3-

Intel Research and Development Ireland Limited
Registered in Ireland
Registered Office: Collinstown Industrial Park, Leixlip, County Kildare
Registered Number: 308263

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