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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] new mailmap file for the linux kernel git repository
2012/5/31 Al Viro <>:
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:25:42PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
>> -Al Viro <>
>> -Al Viro <>
>> []
>> +Alexander Viro <>
>> I think I've never seen that name before.
> *snort*
> Same thing, but I prefer to go by the former variant (and I normally
> use for s-o-b, etc.)
I changed your name to the short form in the current version of the
.mailmap file at my Github repository.
Does your comment in parentheses mean that your "" and
"" addresses
(c|sh)ould be mapped onto ""?

> The real question is, why bother with all that stuff?  Somebody sees
> slightly inaccurate commit counts (in my case, that would be having
> patches posted from counted separately from those
> posted from zeniv/committed in my trees)?  Who _cares_?
If no-one would care about correct name mappings, why does the
.mailmap file in Git exist at all? Or websites like Linux Kernel Patch
<>? The latter even states on its
first page: "Request for help: Although I merged some mail addresses
which identify one person, and I also identified some person's
employers, I think there must be some miss."
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