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    SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.12-rc6
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > 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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