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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] x86: Define early read-mostly per-cpu macros

* Vlad Zolotarov <> wrote:

> On Monday, May 21, 2012 10:46:26 AM Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Vlad Zolotarov <> wrote:
> > > Some read-mostly per-cpu data may need to be declared or defined early,
> > > so it can be initialized and accessed before per_cpu areas are
> > > allocated.
> > >
> > > Only the data that resides in the per_cpu areas should be read-mostly,
> > > as there is little benefit in optimizing cache lines on initialization.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Vlad Zolotarov <>
> > > Signed-off-by: Ido Yariv <>
> > > Signed-off-by: Shai Fultheim <>
> >
> > That's not a valid signoff chain. If you send me a patch then
> > you should be the last SOB - but as the author you should be the
> > first SOB as well. I edited the two SOBs to be Acked-by's.
> Thanks, Ingo. I understand. However the "history" of this
> patch is not as simple as u represent. ;)
> It was originally written by Ido and I just posted it (then I
> put my SOB at the end of SOB list). But after u noted that it
> didn't compile on !SMP i reworked it but yet Ido did at least
> half of the coding, so I put my SOB at the first place (as I
> was the last one writing the code) and then Ido's as he
> actually wrote the code in this patch as well and I do wanted
> to give him a credit.

The proper way to do that is to add a "Originally-From: " tag,
or to keep him as the author (and first SOB) and desccribe your
own changes as comments between the SOBs:

Signed-off-by: Original Author
[ cleaned up the code a bit ]
Signed-off-by: Second Author
[ restructured it ]
Signed-off-by: You

> Do u still think changing his (Ido's) SOB to Acked-by was the
> right thing to do?

If they agree with it then you can send it to me that way - or
the above way, or you can add any extra authors in a copyright
notice - but the signoff chain should be a chain, with the
primary author as the first SOB and the person sending me the
patch being the last SOB.



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