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authorXose Vazquez Perez <xose.vazquez@gmail.com>2006-01-08 01:02:49 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-01-08 20:13:53 -0800
commit5b0ed2c64d8fdafb5fcfb3baabdd288628b1ff9b (patch)
treee73ba55739b27f239cd224a413df9d4b61aff586 /Documentation/SubmittingPatches
parent71fabd5e4835309b4feca6209122ce56c595c461 (diff)
[PATCH] docs: updated some code docs
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -78,7 +78,9 @@ Randy Dunlap's patch scripts:
Andrew Morton's patch scripts:
+Instead of these scripts, quilt is the recommended patch management
+tool (see above).
@@ -97,7 +99,7 @@ need to split up your patch. See #3, next.
3) Separate your changes.
-Separate each logical change into its own patch.
+Separate _logical changes_ into a single patch file.
For example, if your changes include both bug fixes and performance
enhancements for a single driver, separate those changes into two
@@ -112,6 +114,10 @@ If one patch depends on another patch in order for a change to be
complete, that is OK. Simply note "this patch depends on patch X"
in your patch description.
+If you cannot condense your patch set into a smaller set of patches,
+then only post say 15 or so at a time and wait for review and integration.
4) Select e-mail destination.
@@ -124,6 +130,10 @@ your patch to the primary Linux kernel developer's mailing list,
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org. Most kernel developers monitor this
e-mail list, and can comment on your changes.
+Do not send more than 15 patches at once to the vger mailing lists!!!
Linus Torvalds is the final arbiter of all changes accepted into the
Linux kernel. His e-mail address is <torvalds@osdl.org>. He gets
a lot of e-mail, so typically you should do your best to -avoid- sending
@@ -149,6 +159,9 @@ USB, framebuffer devices, the VFS, the SCSI subsystem, etc. See the
MAINTAINERS file for a mailing list that relates specifically to
your change.
+Majordomo lists of VGER.KERNEL.ORG at:
+ <http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html>
If changes affect userland-kernel interfaces, please send
the MAN-PAGES maintainer (as listed in the MAINTAINERS file)
a man-pages patch, or at least a notification of the change,
@@ -378,22 +391,6 @@ See more details on the proper patch format in the following
-13) More references for submitting patches
-Andrew Morton, "The perfect patch" (tpp).
- <http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt>
-Jeff Garzik, "Linux kernel patch submission format."
- <http://linux.yyz.us/patch-format.html>
-Greg KH, "How to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer"
- <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/03/31/>
-Kernel Documentation/CodingStyle
- <http://sosdg.org/~coywolf/lxr/source/Documentation/CodingStyle>
-Linus Torvald's mail on the canonical patch format:
- <http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/7/183>
@@ -466,3 +463,30 @@ and 'extern __inline__'.
Don't try to anticipate nebulous future cases which may or may not
be useful: "Make it as simple as you can, and no simpler."
+Andrew Morton, "The perfect patch" (tpp).
+ <http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt>
+Jeff Garzik, "Linux kernel patch submission format."
+ <http://linux.yyz.us/patch-format.html>
+Greg Kroah, "How to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer".
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/03/31/>
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/07/08/>
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/10/19/>
+NO!!!! No more huge patch bombs to linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org people!.
+ <http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112112749912944&w=2>
+Kernel Documentation/CodingStyle
+ <http://sosdg.org/~coywolf/lxr/source/Documentation/CodingStyle>
+Linus Torvald's mail on the canonical patch format:
+ <http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/7/183>
+Last updated on 17 Nov 2005.