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From: Greg KH <>
To: Thorsten Leemhuis <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: [Bug 215117] New: ucsi_acpi: kernel NULL pointer dereference #forregzbot
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 10:02:27 +0100	[thread overview]
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On Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 09:37:55AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> My biggest problem is: many developers don't place the Link: tags. I
> obviously expected that up to a point. But what I didn't expect: so much
> opposition to place them, because quite a few developers think they are
> reserved for maintainers, as they are only meant for linking to the
> submission of the applied patch; a few also think others tags should be
> needed for linking to bugs.

Hah, I can't even get developers to add a Fixes: or a Cc: stable tag,
trying to get them to add a Link: tag to a lore reference is going to be
an uphill battle.

Right now, the best thing we have is the git hook that auto-adds the
Link: tag that points to the lore thread where the patch came from.
Maintainers don't have the energy or time to add anything other than
that, so I think you just might have to rely on Fixes: for a while.

> My proposed "introduce the commit message tags 'Reported:' and
> 'Posted:'" patch likely would have helped here, but didn't get any
> traction :-/
> Maybe that was partly due to the stupid mixup in the subject of the
> cover letter, but whatever. So I guess I'll drop the bold idea. I
> consider proposing to create "Reported: <url>" while leaving ambiguous
> Link: alone, which will help my case. Note sure if I also should propose
> to drop "Reported-by" at the same time, which makes things easier for
> developers, as that tag can only be set after asking the reporter.

Nah, I add "Reported-by:" all the time without asking for explicit
permission, relying on the public email instead.  If there was some way
to automate the Reported: tag, maybe it could be used, but again, that's
a lot of manual work to do, which is going to be a hard sell.


greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-22  9:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2021-12-16  9:22 ` [Bug 215117] New: ucsi_acpi: kernel NULL pointer dereference Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-12-16 11:47   ` Heikki Krogerus
2021-12-21 18:06   ` [Bug 215117] New: ucsi_acpi: kernel NULL pointer dereference #forregzbot Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-12-22  6:32     ` Greg KH
2021-12-22  8:37       ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-12-22  9:02         ` Greg KH [this message]
2021-12-22  9:39           ` Thorsten Leemhuis

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