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From: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation/patch-tags, one more time
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:58:10 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <18360.62530.142639.141506@notabene.brown> (raw)
In-Reply-To: message from Linus Torvalds on Friday February 8

On Friday February 8, torvalds@linux-foundation.org wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > +
> > +These tags are:
> > +
> > +From: 	   	The original author of the patch.  This tag will ensure
> > +		that credit is properly given when somebody other than the
> > +		original author submits the patch.
> 
> "From:" is not a tag. It's a special marker at the *top* (and _only_ the 
> top) of the email, which indicates authorship. It goes along with markers 
> like "Date:" and "Subject:", and has nothing to do with the sign-off-like 
> tags at the end.

You may be right, but when I email patches to akpm that I did not
author, and that don't have a From: tag in the body saying who did
author them, then akpm tells me off.  And I don't like that :-(

Maybe we need "tags in git commit logs" and "tags in email sent to
akpm" and ... :-)

NeilBrown

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-18  2:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-08 16:51 Jonathan Corbet
2008-02-08 17:07 ` Pekka Enberg
2008-02-08 18:00 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-08 19:01   ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-08 20:42     ` [PATCH] Documenting patch tags yet " Jonathan Corbet
2008-02-09  0:23       ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-09  8:37         ` Stefan Richter
2008-02-08 20:50   ` [PATCH] Documentation/patch-tags, " Junio C Hamano
2008-02-18  2:58   ` Neil Brown [this message]
2008-02-18  3:15     ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-18  3:58       ` Neil Brown

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