Re: Changelog quality

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Jan 13 2010 - 14:55:21 EST

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 01:04:52PM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010, Greg KH wrote:
> > > It would be nice if there was a way to link automatically a git commit
> > > to an archived copy of the email message in which it was originally
> > > submitted.
> >
> > Ingo has been doing this on some patches by putting a message-id field
> > in the signed-off-by area showing what lkml message a patch came from.
> >
> > See git commit id 6432e734c99ed685e3cad72f7dcae4c65008fcab in Linus's
> > tree as an example of this.
> >
> > I have no objection if people want to do this for any patches going
> > through my tree as well.
> If it has to be included manually by the patch submitter then it isn't
> automatic. Not to mention that the submitter would need to know the
> email's message-id before the email message was sent!
> Something like this should belong in a maintainer's script.

Yeah, that would get messy, as usually a patch happens in a different
thread than the original problem occurs, so it would take a lot more
work on my part to try to match things up. If I notice it, I will try
to in the future.


greg k-h
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