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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.12-rc6
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>Linus, perhaps your scripts are doing something wrong? They should
>>have taken From in the description; or did I provide wrong changelog?
> My scripts definitely do the expected thing.
> In git, the author is always in the fixed header, and you never look for
> it anywhere else. However, in order for the author to _get_ there in the
> first place, the person who commits the thing needs to haev the author
> info.
> In this case it was me, and I get the author information from the email
> when I commit an emailed patch. I take it from the first line of the body
> if that one is a valid "From:" line, and otherwise I fall back to taking
> it from the headers of the email.
> So in this case you got tagged, either because the patch came through
> Andrew (it has his sign-off) and _he_ sent the email but incorrectly had
> you as the "From:" person, or alternatively because you sent the email and
> took Andrew's sign-off but didn't put the "From:" in the right spot.

Any process which only works when multiple people do everything
correctly is not going to be robust. Perhaps you want to use the first
"signed-off-by" line or some such, rather than relying on mail headers?
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