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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8] Documentation: remove 'mach' from dontdiff file
On 03/30/2012 03:39 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
>> From: H Hartley Sweeten <>
>> Documentation: remove mach from dontdiff file
> Grr.
> Most of these patches have the same stupid problem: why the *hell* do
> you repeat the single-line top-level description in both the Subject
> line and the body of the email? It only results in stupid duplicate
> lines in the commit logs.
> This is a disease. I don't know who the heck started doing it, but
> it's WRONG. It's stupid. What broken piece-of-shit tool is it that
> does this braindamage?
> Fix it. Stop sending these broken commit messages to people.
> I'm grumpy, yes, because this is a common problem. I see it all over
> the place, and it makes our commit logs look f*cking retarded.
> If you absolutely need to repeat the subject line in the body of the
> email, do it together with the author line, and mark it as such, ie do
> this:
> From: H Hartley Sweeten <>
> Subject: Documentation: remove mach from dontdiff file
> so that git sees that it's a repeat of the subject line. Don't just
> put it in the body as another stupid repeat.

I see. Thanks for the info.

Shall I resend all of these?


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