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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 2/3] SubmittingPatches: Add recommendation for mailing list references
On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 01:56:54PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 02/22/2014 12:12 PM, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > SubmittingPatches already mentions referencing bugs fixed by a commit,
> > but doesn't mention citing relevant mailing list discussions. Add a
> > note to that effect, along with a recommendation to use the
> > https://lkml.kernel.org/ redirector.
> >
> > Portions based on text from git's SubmittingPatches.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
> > Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
> > ---
> > Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 10 +++++++++-
> > 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> > index c74e73c..53e6590 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> > +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> > @@ -112,7 +112,15 @@ to do frotz", as if you are giving orders to the codebase to change
> > its behaviour.
> >
> > If the patch fixes a logged bug entry, refer to that bug entry by
> > -number and URL.
> > +number and URL. If the patch follows from a mailing list discussion,
> > +give a URL to the mailing list archive; use the https://lkml.kernel.org/
> > +redirector with a Message-Id, to ensure that the links cannot become
> > +stale.
>
> Some of us don't know what that looks like.
> Could we have an example?

https://lkml.kernel.org/ provides examples; I didn't want to duplicate
that documentation.

- Josh Triplett


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