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authorJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2014-12-23 16:28:40 (GMT)
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Docs: SubmittingPatches: mention using pull requests as a cover letter
Suggested-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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@@ -725,7 +725,9 @@ maintainer pull them directly into the subsystem repository with a
"git pull" operation. Note, however, that pulling patches from a developer
requires a higher degree of trust than taking patches from a mailing list.
As a result, many subsystem maintainers are reluctant to take pull
-requests, especially from new, unknown developers.
+requests, especially from new, unknown developers. If in doubt you can use
+the pull request as the cover letter for a normal posting of the patch
+series, giving the maintainer the option of using either.
A pull request should have [GIT] or [PULL] in the subject line. The
request itself should include the repository name and the branch of