Re: [PATCH v5 00/36] Hexagon: Add support for Qualcomm Hexagon architecture

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 21:10:37 EST

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Richard Kuo <rkuo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Please let me know if there's anything else you require of these patches.

So there's something odd going on with the Sign-off's, which makes me
unhappy. It also makes me wonder if the authorship is properly

Some of these things are signed off by Linas Vepstas. In fact, some of
them are *only* signed off on by him, not by you. Which is definitely
wrong. But it makes me wonder if the authorship is buggered up, and
those patches maybe should have a "From: Linas Vepstas
<linas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>" on them too.

Example of this: "[PATCH v5 12/36] Hexagon: Export ksyms defined in
assembly files." (but 13/36, 31/36 and 36/36 were that way too).

Others are signed off by both Linas Vepstas and you, but in an odd
order. Since you're sending them to me, I'd expect your sign-off to be
last, but it isn't. So the sign-off sequence makes it look like they
were sent by Linas, even though I got them from you.

So I'd like some clarification on this, and I do need *your* sign-off
on them all since you're sending them to me.

You don't have to re-send, but you do have to explain whether perhaps
Linas should be author (and why the odd order of sign-offs) and
basically do a "yeah, I sign off on those patches" with a full listing
of the patches in question so that I have it for the record.

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