Re: Do need keep mail in thread when sending a new version patch?

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 16:44:01 EST

On 07/23/2012 11:43 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2012, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> On 07/23/2012 04:34 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>>> On Mon, 23 Jul 2012, Du, ChangbinX wrote:
>>>> Hi, developers!
>>>> I have a question about sending patch: If my patch have a new version,
>>>> do I need set "--in-reply-to" option so keep them in the same thread when
>>>> sending it? And in which cases should "--in-reply-to" option be set? Thanks!
>>> Yes, please do it when possible. It groups patches nicely in theaded email
>>> readers, and it makes it easier for people who are interested in the subject
>>> to find the new version of your patchset (and all individual patches that
>>> are part of the same patchset), AND for people who are not interested to
>>> skip the entire thing.
>> Please compare to a proposed patch:
> This one (referenced by the commit changelog of the above) seems to be a
> better explanation:
> Anyway, I stand corrected.

Well, that patch isn't merged into mainline yet, right?
and it is only one opinion.

I don't mind seeing the new versions of a patch sent as
replies to older versions, so I don't see a need to codify it.

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