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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] SubmittingPatches: Add style recommendation to use imperative descriptions
On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:59:26PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Most commit messages use this style, and the recommendation frequently
> comes up in discussions (especially in response to patches that don't
> use it), but that recommendation doesn't actually appear anywhere in
> Documentation. Add this style guideline to SubmittingPatches, using the
> description from git's SubmittingPatches.
> Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <>

Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <>

We should probably also document the wished-for structure of a commit

The current situation is A. The shortcoming is B. Change/fix it by doing

This helps very much in explaining to the unenlightened onlooker what
a patch is trying to fix without having to ask the author a bunch of
questions first.


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