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Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Posted Aug 29, 2010 14:44 UTC (Sun) by eduard.munteanu (guest, #66641)
In reply to: Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels by hmh
Parent article: Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Hm, a simple "Signed-off-by:" should suffice. It's already standard practice for people who maintain their own tree and relay stuff upstream, and usually those trees are rebased often. So it might make sense to use that for singular cases as well (even if they're not merges).

This...

Signed-off-by: <original author>
Signed-off-by: <maintainer>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds

Could turn into this...

Signed-off-by: <original author>
Signed-off-by: <spotter>
Signed-off-by: Greg KH

Possibly with some variation, such as whether or not you keep the maintainer in the Signed-off-by chain.


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Some numbers and thoughts on the stable kernels

Posted Aug 30, 2010 22:32 UTC (Mon) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Hm, a simple "Signed-off-by:" should suffice.

Yeah. Here's a previous discussion, where Linus says:

So when you save a patch from oblivion by passing it on to the right person, and get it submitted when it was originally dropped by some reason, you're actually doing a fundamentally important job. Maybe it's just one small piece of the puzzle, but hey, you'd only get one small line in the changeset, so the credit (or blame ;) really is appropriate.


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