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SubjectRe: why are some of my patches being credited to other "authors"?
> On Sat, 9 Dec 2006 05:22:32 -0500 (EST) "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> perhaps i'm just being clueless about the authorship protocol here,
> but i'm a bit hacked off by noticing that at least one submitted patch
> of mine was apparently re-submitted (albeit slightly modified) a few
> days later by another poster and applied under that poster's name.
>
> on sun, dec 3, i submitted to the list:
>
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=116516635728664&w=2
>
> and yet, just by accident this morning, i see the log for that file
> ipc/sem.c contains:
>
> ======================================================
> commit 4668edc334ee90cf50c382c3e423cfc510b5a126
> Author: Burman Yan <yan_952@hotmail.com>
> Date: Wed Dec 6 20:38:51 2006 -0800
>
> [PATCH] kernel core: replace kmalloc+memset with kzalloc
>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
>
> diff --git a/ipc/sem.c b/ipc/sem.c
>
> ...
>
> course. stranger things have happened.

Not at all wild, actually. Quite a few people are doing kzalloc
conversions and I reguarly see overlaps.


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