Re: [PATCH v4] x86, olpc: add debugfs interface for EC commands
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Mar 26 2012 - 18:54:12 EST
On Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:45:10 -0600
Daniel Drake <dsd@xxxxxxxxxx> 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? :)
From: Daniel Drake <dsd@xxxxxxxxxx>
The original code was from Paul Fox. I changed it somewhat
significantly, and Paul approves of the end result.
Signed-off-by: Paul Fox <pgf@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Drake <dsd@xxxxxxxxxx>
If I see a changelog like that, I will assume that Paul is OK with you
having the primary authorship (although some suspicion remains ;)).
Especially when both individuals are from the same organization.
You could swap the order of the Signed-off-by: lines, but the ordering
of those lines isn't at all a reliable indication of anything. So
nobody should actually *use* the ordering for any purpose. It is best
to explicitly clarify these things in the changelog text.
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