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    Subject[PATCH] Documentation: add Internal-reference-ID: patch tag
    From: Randy Dunlap <>

    Introduce "Internal-reference-ID:" for company-internal
    patch tracking. Also clarify that URLs in patches should be
    public, not private.

    Based on emails from Greg Kroah-Hartman.

    Internal-reference-ID: rdunlap.2011.0729.id1

    Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
    Cc: Mike Waychison <>
    Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
    Cc: Andrew Morton <>
    Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
    Cc: Theodore Tso <tytso@MIT.EDU>
    Cc: Alan Cox <>
    Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++++---
    1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

    --- linux-3.0-git11.orig/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
    +++ linux-3.0-git11/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
    @@ -108,7 +108,14 @@ This benefits both the patch merger(s) a
    probably didn't even receive earlier versions of the patch.

    If the patch fixes a logged bug entry, refer to that bug entry by
    -number and URL.
    +number and URL (for URLs that are public, i.e., available to
    +Please don't include private (internal) URLs in patch descriptions,
    +so just say something like:
    + Fixes bugzilla #4311
    +instead of
    + Fixes

    3) Separate your changes.
    @@ -469,7 +476,19 @@ understand the subject area and to perfo
    increase the likelihood of your patch getting into the kernel.

    -15) The canonical patch format
    +15) Internal-reference-ID: tag
    +Sometimes a company wants to include an internal reference ID (tag)
    +in a patch so that they can have better patch tracking. Instead of
    +having a bazillion different such ID tags, the accepted one for
    +everyone to use is:
    +Internal-reference-ID: <text>
    +<text> should not be a private (internal) URL.
    +16) The canonical patch format

    The canonical patch subject line is:

    @@ -583,7 +602,7 @@ See more details on the proper patch for

    -16) Sending "git pull" requests (from Linus emails)
    +17) Sending "git pull" requests (from Linus emails)

    Please write the git repo address and branch name alone on the same line
    so that I can't even by mistake pull from the wrong branch, and so

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