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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] acpi: video: trivial costmetic cleanups
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On Friday, August 02, 2013 08:34:29 PM Felipe Contreras wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> > On Friday, August 02, 2013 12:52:18 PM Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> >> > On Thursday, August 01, 2013 11:15:38 PM Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >> >> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Aaron Lu <aaron.lwe@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> > On 08/02/2013 07:43 AM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> >> >> >> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Please add change log explaining what you have changed.
> >> >> > It seems that the patch modify comment style only, some add a space and
> >> >> > some change spaces to tab, is it the case?
> >> >>
> >> >> The commit message already explains what the change is; trivial
> >> >> cosmetic cleanups. Cosmetic means it's completely superficial.
> >> >
> >> > And I have a rule not to apply patches without changelogs. So either I'll
> >> > need to write it for you, or can you add one pretty please?
> >>
> >> The commit message is right there. Maybe Jiri can apply it then, if
> >> not, then stay happy with your untidy code.
> >
> > First of all, I didn't say I wouldn't apply the patch, did I?
> >
> > Second, I asked you *nicely* to add a changelog so that I don't need to write
> > it for you.
> >
> > I don't know what made it difficult to understand.
> >
> > Anyway, I ask everyone to write changelogs and nobody has had any problems with
> > that so far. I don't see why I should avoid asking you to follow the rules
> > that everybody else is asked to follow. If those rules are too difficult for
> > you to follow, I'm sorry.
>
> The patch has a commit message that describes exactly what it does.

No, it doesn't describe it exactly. You're contradicting facts.

> Unless there is valid feedback I will not send another version.
>
> To me, a valid criticism to the commit message would be: "I read X,
> but I thought it would do Y". For example; "I didn't expect the patch
> to do white-space cleanups", but I think that's exactly what people
> expect when they read "trivial costmetic cleanups'.

If what you're saying was correct, then it would be sufficient to use a
"this patch fixes a bug" commit message for every bug fix, but quite evidently
that is not the case.



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