Commit 66effdc6 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds
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doc: what a patch series is



It seems that we need to clarify that a patch series is a series of related
patches rather than "here are some of my patches as multiple (numbered)
emails."
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 2dfdd266
......@@ -363,7 +363,8 @@ area or subsystem of the kernel is being patched.
The "summary phrase" in the email's Subject should concisely
describe the patch which that email contains. The "summary
phrase" should not be a filename. Do not use the same "summary
phrase" for every patch in a whole patch series.
phrase" for every patch in a whole patch series (where a "patch
series" is an ordered sequence of multiple, related patches).
Bear in mind that the "summary phrase" of your email becomes
a globally-unique identifier for that patch. It propagates
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