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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8] Documentation: Adding "The Perfect Patch" by Andrew Morton
On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:49:53PM +1000, Ben Minerds wrote:
> +- Don't bother mentioning what version of the kernel the patch applies to
> + ("applies to 2.6.8-rc1"). This is not interesting information - once the
> + patch is in bitkeeper, of _course_ it applied, and it'll probably be merged
> + into a later kernel than the one which you wrote it for.
> +
> +- Do not refer to earlier patches when changelogging a new version of a
> + patch. It's not very useful to have a bitkeeper changelog which says "OK,
> + this fixes the things you mentioned yesterday". Each iteration of the patch
> + should contain a standalone changelog. This implies that you need a patch
> + management system which maintains changelogs. See below.

s/bitkeeper/git/

> +- Make sure that your patches apply to the latest version of the kernel
> + tree. Either straight from bitkeeper or from
> + ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/

ditto. (Also, update url)

Dave



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