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From: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
To: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org, corbet@lwn.net,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Documentation/patch-tags, one more time
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 21:15:25 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080217211525.09ae860f.pj@sgi.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <18360.62530.142639.141506@notabene.brown>

Neil responding to Linus:
> > "From:" is not a tag. It's a special marker at the *top*
>
> You may be right, but when I email patches to akpm

Linus wasn't saying you don't need a 'From:' line in this case (as the
*top* line of patches you didn't author).  He's saying it's not an
instance of the type "tag" line, such as the "Signed-off-by:" line that
go after the patch explanation.  The "From:" line is a different kind
of line, with different rules and position.

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

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