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Subject[PATCH 2/2] docs: add Co-Developed-by docs
When Co-Developed-by tag was added, docs were only added to
Documention/process/5.Posting.rst and were not added to

Add documentation to Documention/process/submitting-patches.rst

Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <>

The text in this patch is copied basically verbatim from

Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
index 1ef19d3a3eee..698360641ecd 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
@@ -510,8 +510,8 @@ tracking your trees, and to people trying to troubleshoot bugs in your

-12) When to use Acked-by: and Cc:
+12) When to use Acked-by: and Cc:, and Co-Developed-by:

The Signed-off-by: tag indicates that the signer was involved in the
development of the patch, or that he/she was in the patch's delivery path.
@@ -543,6 +543,11 @@ person it names - but it should indicate that this person was copied on the
patch. This tag documents that potentially interested parties
have been included in the discussion.

+A Co-Developed-by: states that the patch was also created by another developer
+along with the original author. This is useful at times when multiple people
+work on a single patch. Note, this person also needs to have a Signed-off-by:
+line in the patch as well.

13) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by:, Reviewed-by:, Suggested-by: and Fixes:
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