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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0 of 5] PV on HVM Xen
On 03/12/2010 02:42 AM, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2010, Sheng Yang wrote:
>> On Wednesday 10 March 2010 23:46:54 Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>> Stefano,
>> And next time when you send out the patch, please be more respect to my work.
>> You dropped all the original author(me) of patchset, and only add a sign-off
>> for me. If you don't aware the difference, here is a snippet of
>> linux/Documentation/SummittingPatches
> I am truly sorry and apologise for it, I would never want to give you
> the impression of being disrespectful of you and your work.
> If you pay attention I manually wrote in the comments of all the past
> versions of the patches that you were the original author, this time I
> just forgot.
> I guess it is really the time I start using git-send-email :)
> Your work has been really important for my series and you deserve the
> credit for it independently from which patch series gets applied.

Best practise for this kind of thing is to use Sheng's patch verbatim,
then apply a separate delta on top to make the changes you want. That way:

* credit can be property attributed
* it helps with maintaining two parallel-but-converging git
branches, because all the common stuff is genuinely common, and
the variations can work from there, and
* if Sheng updates his patches (review, bugfix, etc), then we can
easily see how those changes affect your changes.

For example, I just rebased your previous patch posting so that it is
rooted on Sheng's two base patches, as they're completely common.

The latest of both patches is in xen/pvhvm-sheng and -stefano.


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