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From: Alexander Wuerstlein <>
To: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Julian Brost <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [i4passt] [PATCH 1/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix formatting of headings.
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:39:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 2015-01-28T20:17, Jonathan Corbet <> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:58:06 +0100
> Julian Brost <> wrote:
> > Make the heading underlines fit the length of the heading, remove colons
> > at the end of headings and consistently place an empty line after each
> > heading and two empty lines before each that is preceded by a paragraph.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Julian Brost <>
> > Signed-off-by: Fabian Hofmann <>
> [Finally catching up with stuff after a long travel]
> These changes look fine, but what's with the two signoffs?  Who is the
> actual author of these patches, and why is the second signoff there?

I'm not an author of this patch, but I can explain that: Julian and
Fabian are students of mine and as part of classwork they are supposed
to submit a patch to the linux kernel. Since we require our students to
work in groups of two and to collaborate on producing and submitting the
patch, we also strongly urge them to submit with two signed-off-by-lines
to properly attribute the patch to both students.

I hope this doesn't cause any confusion or misbehaving tools or

If you are interested in further information on the course you can visit (unfortunately only in
german) or ask me by email. There is also a (not up-to-date for this
semester) list of previously accepted patches that were produced in
earlier iterations of this course:


Alexander Wuerstlein.

Alexander Wuerstlein         Informatik 4            Univ. of Erlangen
Martensstrasse 1            91058 Erlangen           +49-9131-85-27824   3CD3D074014E217A745FC4A34E2CCA53C746347D           

  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-29  1:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-11 23:58 [PATCH 0/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix formatting Julian Brost
2015-01-11 23:58 ` [PATCH 1/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix formatting of headings Julian Brost
2015-01-28 19:17   ` Jonathan Corbet
2015-01-29  1:39     ` Alexander Wuerstlein [this message]
2015-01-29 19:57       ` [i4passt] " Jonathan Corbet
2015-01-11 23:58 ` [PATCH 2/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix spacing around parentheses Julian Brost
2015-01-11 23:58 ` [PATCH 3/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix indentation of enumeration Julian Brost
2015-01-11 23:58 ` [PATCH 4/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix indentation of embedded code Julian Brost
2015-01-12  4:56   ` Jeremiah Mahler
2015-01-12  4:57 ` [PATCH 0/4] Documentation/misc-devices/mei: Fix formatting Jeremiah Mahler
2015-01-12  8:55   ` Winkler, Tomas

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