Re: [GIT PULL] Block pull request for- 4.11-rc1

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 - 14:35:11 EST

On 02/21/2017 12:11 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:10 PM, Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Please pull! Either this pre-merged branch:
>> git:// for-4.11/linus-merge-signed
>> or
>> git:// for-4.11/block-signed
>> git:// for-4.11/next-signed
> So normally I'd merge them separately, but since you didn't actually
> give me explanations for what the two branches were (ie "block-signed
> does X, next-signed does Y") I didn't feel like I could write a sane
> merge message for the two branches - so I took the pre-merged one.
> Which does bring me to my next issue: *your* merge messages suck too.
> They don't actually talk about what you are merging and why.
> A merge is a commit, and needs to have a message, unless it's really
> really obvious (and they seldom are - merges are generally a lot less
> obvious than most non-merge commits). So just saying
> Merge branch 'for-4.11/block' into for-4.11/linus-merge
> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxx>
> is simply not an acceptable merge message. What are you merging, and why?
> Please. We've been very good at having good commit messages in the
> kernel. Merges need good commit messages too!

You are right, and honestly I don't think I've ever done merge commit
messages for my own merges, I only do it when I merge other peoples
branches. I'll improve on it.

Jens Axboe