Re: [PATCH v5] posix timers: allocate timer id per process

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Tue Oct 23 2012 - 18:33:06 EST

On Tue, 23 Oct 2012, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-10-23 at 23:47 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Not so good to me.
> >
> > > Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > And that should be either an Acked-by or a Reviewed-by. You can't sign
> > off on patches which have not been submitted or transported by you.
> I actually gave some input, provided a hash function, and so on.
> So this SOB was valid. I do that all the time.

Not really. I recommend you to read the relevant file in Documentation
which covers what can have your SOB.

Your input is documented in the mail thread, but it does not contain a
patch - which is Signed-off-by YOU - on which the thing at hand is
based on. So it's not covered by what SOB actually means.

You can rightfully request the patch author to add a "Suggested-by"
tag, but you can't rightfully claim authorship of something you did
not author.

> And yes, there are bugs in this patch, as many patches that were merged
> in linux tree, included by you.

That's a totally different issue. We can ack/review/signoff and commit
totally bogus patches as long as we want.

Though that does not change the meanings of the tags (Acked, Reviewed,
Signed-off) at all.


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