Re: [PATCH] ata-piix: kerneldoc-error-on-ata_piixc.patch 2nd try

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 16:11:08 EST

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 15:39:08 -0400 Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Henne wrote:
> > Heres a new version of the kerneldoc error in ata_piix.c
> > The old one which doesn't apply clean is in 2.6.18-mm1 and can be removed there if acked.
> >
> > Greets,
> > Henne
> >
> > From: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Fixes an error in kerneldoc of ata_piix.c.
> > This is the 2nd try, written for 2.6.18-git4
> > Signed-off-by: Henrik Kretzschmar <henne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Several problems with your patch format:
> 1) your subject line includes-a-bunch-of-words-separated-by-dashes,
> which is incorrect. Just use standard English.
> 2) "2nd try" should be inside the brackets ("[", "]"), so that the
> script removes it during merge
> 3) All comments such as the first paragraph and "Greets, Henne" should
> be moved underneath the "---" separator, so that they are not copied
> into the kernel changelog verbatim. You force people to hand-edit your
> email before merging.
> 4) No need for "From:" in the email body, it duplicates the email's
> RFC822 From header.

I agree with all of these except #4. Maybe you can reconcile your
preference with that in Documentation/SubmittingPatches, which

The canonical patch message body contains the following:

- A "from" line specifying the patch author.

A patch submitter should not need to know the patch receiver's
personal preferences and vary patches based on those.

> 5) Another comment "This is the 2nd try, written for 2.6.18-git4" which
> should be moved after the "---" separator. Otherwise, it must be
> hand-edited out.

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