Re: [PATCH] ARM: hw_breakpoint: Handle inexact watchpoint addresses
From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin
Date: Thu Aug 06 2020 - 13:54:47 EST
On Thu, Aug 06, 2020 at 04:41:44PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 06, 2020 at 08:05:10AM -0700, Doug Anderson wrote:
> > Yet if I go check mainline the patch is not there. This came to my
> > attention since we had my patch picked to the Chrome OS 4.19 tree and
> > suddenly recently got a stable merge conflict with "ARM: 8986/1:
> > hw_breakpoint: Don't invoke overflow handler on uaccess watchpoints".
> > Anyone know what happened here?
> Yes. Stephen Rothwell raised a complaint against it, which you were
> copied with:
> > Hi all,
> > Commit
> > 116375be0461 ("ARM: 8944/1: hw_breakpoint: Handle inexact watchpoint addresses")
> > is missing a Signed-off-by from its author.
> My reply to Stephen's email was:
> > Thanks Stephen, patch dropped.
> > It looks like Doug used his "m.disordat.com" address to submit the
> > patch through the web interface, and there was no From: in the patch
> > itself, so that was used as the patch author. However, as you spotted,
> > it was signed off using Doug's "chromium.org" address.
> > I think it's time to make the patch system a bit more strict, checking
> > that the submission address is mentioned in a signed-off-by tag
> > somewhere in the commit message.
> > Doug, the patch system does have your "chromium.org" address, if that's
> > the one you want to use as the author, please submit using that instead.
> > Thanks.
> > Russell.
> Neither email got a response from you, so the patch was dropped and
> nothing further happened.
I should've also said, there's two ways to avoid that problem:
1. Provide a From: line in the standard way to tell the patch system
who the author of the patch is (the author defaults to the known
login email address.)
2. Update your login email address in the system to the one you
normally author patches.
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