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    SubjectRe: RFC: "SubmittingPatches" text
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    Alan Cox wrote:
    > Maybe also note that maintainers of given modules are much more likely to
    > give feedback than Linus, also the [PATCH]: convention

    Question:

    Should a submitter CC Linus or linux-kernel on the patch before having
    gotten approval from a maintainer?

    I'd say DO CC Linux-kernel, don't CC Linus.

    Otherwise Linus may get a patch that he doesn't know if it violates
    the essential ideas behind some vague driver. And the message with it
    could say: "As suggested by <driver-author>".

    If Linux-kernel and the driver-author don't have any objections to the
    patch, send it to Linus and the driver author, keeping Linux-kernel
    out of the loop, this time with a note:

    "Linus: Reviewed by <driver-author> and Linux-kernel,
    please apply".

    Note that Linus will not have read the previous discussion, so some of
    the ideas of the patch may have to be repeated....

    This is the way I'd like things to work. Feel free to disagree, and
    try to convince me why it's wrong....

    Roger.



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