Re: git email From: parsing (was Re: [GIT PULL] Staging/IIO driver patches for 4.11-rc1)

From: Jeff King
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 01:18:11 EST

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:04:44AM +0100, Greg KH wrote:

> > Poor Simon SandstrÃm.
> >
> > Funnily enough, this only exists for one commit. You've got several
> > other commits from Simon that get his name right.
> >
> > What happened?
> I don't know what happened, I used git for this, I don't use quilt for
> "normal" patches accepted into my trees anymore, only for stable kernel
> work.
> So either the mail is malformed, or git couldn't figure it out, I've
> attached the original message below, and cc:ed the git mailing list.
> Also, Simon emailed me after this was committed saying something went
> wrong, but I couldn't go back and rebase my tree. Simon, did you ever
> figure out if something was odd on your end?
> Git developers, any ideas?

The problem isn't on the applying end, but rather on the generating end.
The From header in the attached mbox is:

From: =?us-ascii?B?PT9VVEYtOD9xP1NpbW9uPTIwU2FuZHN0cj1DMz1CNm0/PQ==?= <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>

If you de-base64 that, you get:


So something double-encoded it before it got to your mbox.