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SubjectRe: Kernel SCM saga..
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Daniel Phillips wrote:
>>In that case, a nice refinement is to put the sequence number at the end of
>>the subject line so patch sequences don't interleave:
> No. That makes it unsortable, and also much harder to pick put which part
> of the subject line is the explanation, and which part is just metadata
> for me.
> So my prefernce is _overwhelmingly_ for the format that Andrew uses (which
> is partly explained by the fact that I am used to it, but also by the fact
> that I've asked for Andrew to make trivial changes to match my usage).
> That canonical format is:
> Subject: [PATCH 001/123] [<area>:] <explanation>
> together with the first line of the body being a
> From: Original Author <>

Nod. For future reference, people can refer to


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