Re: vger ate my patch!

From: Matti Aarnio
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 06:48:15 EST

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 04:13:33PM +1200, Sam Vilain wrote:
> From: Sam Vilain <sam@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: vger ate my patch!
> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2006 16:13:33 +1200
> To: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Message-Id: <20060322061333.27638.63963.stgit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> And if my theory is correct, this message will also not make it to LKML.

Hmm.. Yes it did... I found them in junk-pile, and the reason was:

From: Sam Vilain <sam@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RFC] [PATCH 3/7] [vserver] Add /proc visibility of vserver info
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 18:13:35 +1200
To: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Herbert Poetzl <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Eric W.Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
OpenVZ developers list <dev@xxxxxxxxxx>,
Dave Hansen <haveblue@xxxxxxxxxx>, Serge E.Hallyn <serue@xxxxxxxxxx>,
Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Illegal-Object: Syntax error in Cc: addresses found on
Cc: Eric W.Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
^ ^-missing end of address
\-extraneous tokens in address

Your MUA software doesn't do proper text element quoting, when said
element has RFC-822 specials in it.

Had the Cc: been either of following, there would not have been this
syntax error biting on junk filter:

Eric W Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Have fun.

/Matti Aarnio
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