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SubjectRe: [git pull] ieee1394 tree for 2.6.18
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Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> writes:

> A related question: If a patch written by author A is forwarded via
> e-mail by person B to git tree maintainer C, and C imports the mail with
> git-am or git-applymbox --- will git catch the _last_ "From: " line
> (hopefully listing the address of A) or the first "From: " line (which
> contains the forwarding address of B) as author of the patch?
>
> Similarly, will it care for the last or first "Subject: " line? (The
> first line being the actual mail header, the last being a line in the
> mail body or a line in a plain-text encoded attachment, that is.)

The main question was answered by Ben, so this may be a bit
offtopic, but I'll answer git questions anyway.

The author-name-email, subject, and author-date are taken from
the RFC2822 headers of the e-mail the committer feeds git-am,
but you can override them by having "From: ", "Subject: ", and
"Date: " as the first lines of the message body, like this:

From: "For W. Arder" <forwarder@example.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:49:22 +0200
Subject: forwarding patch (was Re: ieee1394)
Message-ID: ...

From: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>
Date: Mon Jun 12 18:16:25 2006 -0400
Subject: eth1394: replace __constant_htons by htons

...and __constant_ntohs, __constant_ntohl, __constant_cpu_to_be32 too
where possible. Htons and friends are resolved to constants in these
places anyway. Also fix an endianess glitch in a log message, spotted
by Alexey Dobriyan.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>

Note that the latter three header-looking lines are not RFC2822
headers but part of your (eh, Mr Arder's) message body.

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