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Subject[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: diffstat options
From: Randy Dunlap <>

Add desired 'diffstat' options to use for kernel patches.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 3 +++
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- linux-2615-rc7.orig/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ linux-2615-rc7/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -373,6 +373,9 @@ a diffstat, to show what files have chan
and deleted lines per file. A diffstat is especially useful on bigger
patches. Other comments relevant only to the moment or the maintainer,
not suitable for the permanent changelog, should also go here.
+Use diffstat options "-p 1 -w 70" so that filenames are listed from the
+top of the kernel source tree and don't use too much horizontal space
+(easily fit in 80 columns, maybe with some indentation).

See more details on the proper patch format in the following

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