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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Document from line in patch format
Paul Jackson wrote:
> Document more details of patch format such as the "from" line
> used to specify the patch author, and provide more references
> for patch guidelines.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>
>
> Index: 2.6.14-rc2-mm2/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> ===================================================================
> --- 2.6.14-rc2-mm2.orig/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> +++ 2.6.14-rc2-mm2/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> @@ -301,8 +301,47 @@ now, but you can do this to mark interna
> point out some special detail about the sign-off.
>
>
> +12) The canonical patch format
>
> -12) More references for submitting patches
> +The canonical patch subject line is:
> +
> + Subject: [PATCH 001/123] [<area>:] <explanation>
> +
> +The canonical patch message body contains the following:
> +
> + The first line of the body contains a "from" line specifying
> + the author of the patch:
> +
> + From: Original Author <author@email.com>
> +
> + If the "from" line is missing, then the author of the patch will
> + be recorded in the source code revision history as whomever is
> + listed in the last "Signed-off-by:" line in the message when Linus
^^^^
Shouldn't this be the first?

Tony
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