Re: [PATCH] Change the document about iowait

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Sat Nov 19 2016 - 12:39:24 EST

On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:42:41 +0800
Chao Fan <fanc.fnst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >Sorry for the delay on this. Life has been...challenging...
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Cao Jin <caoj.fnst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Signed-off-by: Chao Fan <fanc.fnst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >What does this signoff chain mean?
> Hi jon,
> I made this patch. He is my colleague who helped me a lot on
> investigating why this value decrease, so I added his s-o-b.
> I didn't know how to put the position, but both of us are
> responsible for this patch. Should I change and resend it?

The meaning of Signed-off-by is defined in the DOC, as seen in
Documentation/submitting-patches.rst. In this case, the better approach
would have been to credit Cao Jin in the changelog, since he didn't write
the patch.

For a little documentation tweak like this it's not that big a deal,
though, so I simply gone ahead and applied it.