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From: Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
To: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [MAINTAINERS SUMMIT] Patch version changes in commit logs?
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 13:03:24 -0600
Message-ID: <371fb3b2-b781-3e9d-1157-49827dd420dd@linuxfoundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1562082713.3321.38.camel@HansenPartnership.com>

On 7/2/19 9:51 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-07-02 at 09:39 -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
>> On 7/2/19 9:18 AM, James Bottomley wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2019-07-02 at 08:10 -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2019-07-02 at 16:49 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>>
>>> [...]
>>>>> People who use the link tag today have their homebrewn scripts
>>>>> to add them automatically and it shouldn't be rocket science to
>>>>> add that to git, patchwork whatever.
>>>>
>>>> So if we find a way of automating this globally, I'm completely
>>>> happy. However, I would also note that whatever script does this
>>>> could likely also be run by you after the fact to generate the
>>>> back link, so foolproof automation also lessens the need to make
>>>> this a mandatory commit tag.
>>>
>>> Just on this one, it looks like getting git to archive the msgid of
>>> the patch commit would assist any script that goes off and tries to
>>> find patch series and its precursors in the archives, so perhaps
>>> adding that would be the actionable change in all of this?
>>>
>>
>> Looks like two things are emerging from my original thread that aimed
>> to get clarification on including "Patch revision information" in
>> commit logs.
>>
>> 1. Judiciously including information from the "Patch revision info."
>>      in the commit log could be valuable. Don't just bloat the commit
>>      log with trivial change history. This is part of patch review
>>      process and will not require any scripting. Maybe an update to
>>      the patch submit guidelines documents.
> 
> Agree, as long as it's what Thomas and I have been discussing: namely
> keeping the version information below the --- permanent history cutoff,
> so it's visible to reviewers but won't become part of the permanent
> patch history when the patch is committed to git.
> 

Yes that is what I have in mind. Below the -- permanent history cutoff
to help reviewers.

> I think the bit we're still arguing about is the link to prior series
> as part of this below the line version history.  I agree it's useful,
> but I also think it would be a burden to enforce for every patch
> series.
> 
>> 2. Archiving msgid of the patch commit for reference. This one would
>>      require some scripting to make it easier for maintainers.
> 
> Yes, I think we all agree on this.  The real question is how.  If we
> make git do it, I think trivially Message-Id: can become part of the
> optional metadata.  Or we could all use commit hooks that add a link
> tag.  Personally I prefer the former because it would be universally
> done with no effort but I recognise it would take time to get the
> ecosystem change to propagate.
> 

I think having git do it is better way to go. It becomes part of git
work-flow. There is no need to educate developers yet another script
and process.

thanks,
-- Shuah

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Thread overview: 106+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-28 20:11 Shuah Khan
2019-06-28 20:51 ` Luck, Tony
2019-06-28 21:05   ` Kees Cook
2019-06-28 21:07   ` Shuah Khan
2019-06-28 21:13     ` James Bottomley
2019-06-28 21:42       ` Shuah Khan
2019-06-28 21:07   ` Wolfram Sang
2019-06-29  6:19   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-29  9:10     ` Christian Brauner
2019-06-29 13:43     ` Andrea Parri
2019-06-29 15:16       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-30 16:31         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-07-01  7:20           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-07-01  7:49             ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-01  7:53               ` Takashi Iwai
2019-07-17  9:23                 ` Dan Carpenter
2019-07-17  9:27                   ` Dan Carpenter
2019-07-17  9:28                   ` Greg KH
2019-07-17 16:09                     ` Linus Walleij
2019-07-17 20:44                       ` Greg KH
2019-07-18  9:09                       ` Linus Walleij
2019-07-22 17:02                       ` Kees Cook
2019-07-22 17:12                         ` Joe Perches
2019-07-01 17:27               ` Steven Rostedt
2019-07-01 17:55                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-01  9:48           ` Andrea Parri
2019-07-01  9:51             ` Andrea Parri
2019-07-02  4:40     ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-07-02  7:27       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-07-02  9:48         ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-06-29  6:57   ` Takashi Iwai
2019-06-29  7:09     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-06-29  7:18       ` Takashi Iwai
2019-06-29 11:20         ` Mark Brown
2019-06-30 16:01           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2019-07-01  1:35             ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-07-01 11:10               ` Mark Brown
2019-08-08  5:24               ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-07-01  9:05       ` Jiri Kosina
2019-07-01  9:15         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-07-04 12:15       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-07-04 13:24         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-07-04 14:16           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-05  3:37             ` Michael Ellerman
2019-07-05  4:10               ` Michael Ellerman
2019-07-05  6:28                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-05  8:24                   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-07-04 14:22         ` James Bottomley
2019-07-05  3:24           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-07-06 14:02             ` Alexandre Belloni
2019-07-06 14:57               ` James Bottomley
2019-07-05  3:40           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-07-05  8:40           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-06-28 21:07 ` James Bottomley
2019-07-01 15:06 ` David Howells
2019-07-01 15:40   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-01 15:48     ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-07-01 15:50     ` James Bottomley
2019-07-01 17:54       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 14:20         ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 14:49           ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 15:10             ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 15:18               ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 15:39                 ` Shuah Khan
2019-07-02 15:51                   ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 16:30                     ` Kees Cook
2019-07-02 21:16                       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-07-02 21:33                       ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 22:07                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 22:26                           ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 22:43                             ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-02 22:49                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-03 23:52                                 ` Ralf Ramsauer
2019-07-02 22:53                               ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 23:12                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 23:04                               ` Kees Cook
2019-07-02 23:18                                 ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-02 23:31                                   ` Kees Cook
2019-07-02 23:33                                   ` James Bottomley
2019-07-03  4:16                                     ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-03  4:50                                       ` James Bottomley
2019-07-03 14:42                                         ` Kees Cook
2019-07-02 23:41                                   ` Kees Cook
2019-07-03  7:51                                     ` Greg KH
2019-07-03  8:56                               ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-07-03  9:12                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-03 12:39                                   ` Leon Romanovsky
2019-07-03 22:53                                     ` Laurent Pinchart
2019-07-03 13:50                                 ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-03 14:10                                   ` Jan Kara
2019-07-03 17:05                                     ` Mark Brown
2019-07-03 19:11                                   ` Frank Rowand
2019-07-05  9:26                                   ` Linus Walleij
2019-07-05 19:34                                     ` Mike Rapoport
2019-07-06  4:42                                     ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-07-07 21:56                                       ` Frank Rowand
2019-07-03 23:03                                 ` James Bottomley
2019-07-04  7:10                                   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-07-05  9:03                                 ` Linus Walleij
2019-07-02 22:48                             ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 23:05                               ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 19:03                     ` Shuah Khan [this message]
2019-07-02 15:30               ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 15:40                 ` James Bottomley
2019-07-02 15:49                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-07-02 20:44               ` Jiri Kosina

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