Re: [PATCH v4] x86, olpc: add debugfs interface for EC commands

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Mar 26 2012 - 18:47:32 EST

On 03/26/2012 03:45 PM, Daniel Drake wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Andrew Morton
> <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> s/fix/break/? "Originally-from" is not a recognised tag. If this code
>> is based upon an earlier version from Paul then Signed-off-by: is
>> correct.
>> What's going on here? What are you trying to communicate?
> I'm trying to take Ingo's suggestion, in the thread "[patch 1/8] x86,
> olpc: add debugfs interface for EC commands" he wrote:
> ====
> This is not a valid signoff sequence - the 'From: ' author of
> the patch must be the first SOB line.
> The way to do this is either to have a:
> From: Paul Fox <pgf@xxxxxxxxxx>
> or to covert Paul Fox's SOB to a credit line, such as:
> Originally-from: Paul Fox <pgf@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ====
> The original code was from Paul Fox. I changed it somewhat
> significantly, and Paul approves of the end result.
> Can someone suggest a way of expressing this, including tag ordering,
> that will be accepted by all parties? :)

My recommendation is:

Originally-by: Paul Fox <pgf@xxxxxxxxxx>

... followed by Signed-off-by: in the order of patch flow. Approving a
patch, when not passing through, is indicated by Acked-by: or Reviewed-by:


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