Commit d89b1945 authored by Randy Dunlap's avatar Randy Dunlap Committed by Linus Torvalds
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SubmittingPatches: add more about patch descriptions



Add more information about patch descriptions.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent cf4ca487
......@@ -98,6 +98,17 @@ system, git, as a "commit log". See #15, below.
If your description starts to get long, that's a sign that you probably
need to split up your patch. See #3, next.
When you submit or resubmit a patch or patch series, include the
complete patch description and justification for it. Don't just
say that this is version N of the patch (series). Don't expect the
patch merger to refer back to earlier patch versions or referenced
URLs to find the patch description and put that into the patch.
I.e., the patch (series) and its description should be self-contained.
This benefits both the patch merger(s) and reviewers. Some reviewers
probably didn't even receive earlier versions of the patch.
If the patch fixes a logged bug entry, refer to that bug entry by
number and URL.
3) Separate your changes.
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