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From: Paul Jackson <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation/patch-tags, one more time
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 13:01:26 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Linus wrote:
> "From:" is not a tag. It's a special marker at the *top* (and _only_ the top)

So ... instead of listing "From:" as just another tag, I'd think it would
work if this one was listed in a separate section, perhaps at the end of this
Documentation/patch-tags document, such as:

From:	In addition to the above tags, one can also specify the original author
	of the change, who will end up as the commit author, with a special marker
    	at the top (very first line) of the patch, with a "From:" line.  See further
	Documentation/SubmittingPatches for usage of this "From:" line.

Question -- should this documentation of patch-tags be in its own file,
or added to Documentation/SubmittingPatches.  If it remains in its own
file, then perhaps Documentation/SubmittingPatches should have a reference
to Documentation/patch-tags added.

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 19:02 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 [this message]
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
2008-02-18  3:15     ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-18  3:58       ` Neil Brown

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