Re: [PATCH 7/8] Documentation: consolidate leds files to leds/subdir

From: Antonio Ospite
Date: Tue Apr 05 2011 - 04:26:52 EST

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:54:04 -0700
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Changes since v1:
> >  - don't use git renames
> Actually, I think it would make it much easier to validate the patches
> if you used git rename patches for things like this.

I agree, and I did that for the first review round.

Initially the patch was meant to be handled by Andrew Morton, maybe I
misunderstood one of his comments from :

"hm, these look like funky git renames. patch(1) doesn't
handle those."

and though he wanted me to change that.

> As a traditional patch, it's impossible to see that "yes, it's a
> rename". There might be tons of changes hiding in the add/remove pair.
> Linus

Antonio Ospite

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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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