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authorAlex Henrie <alexhenrie24@gmail.com>2015-09-20 12:11:19 (GMT)
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2015-09-24 21:57:42 (GMT)
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SubmittingPatches: make Subject examples match the de facto standard
The examples should better match what kernel developers actually expect, so that they set a good example both for this project and for other projects with similar development processes. Signed-off-by: Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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@@ -659,8 +659,8 @@ succinct and descriptive, but that is what a well-written summary
should do.
The "summary phrase" may be prefixed by tags enclosed in square
-brackets: "Subject: [PATCH tag] <summary phrase>". The tags are not
-considered part of the summary phrase, but describe how the patch
+brackets: "Subject: [PATCH <tag>...] <summary phrase>". The tags are
+not considered part of the summary phrase, but describe how the patch
should be treated. Common tags might include a version descriptor if
the multiple versions of the patch have been sent out in response to
comments (i.e., "v1, v2, v3"), or "RFC" to indicate a request for
@@ -672,8 +672,8 @@ the patch series.
A couple of example Subjects:
- Subject: [patch 2/5] ext2: improve scalability of bitmap searching
- Subject: [PATCHv2 001/207] x86: fix eflags tracking
+ Subject: [PATCH 2/5] ext2: improve scalability of bitmap searching
+ Subject: [PATCH v2 01/27] x86: fix eflags tracking
The "from" line must be the very first line in the message body,
and has the form: