Re: [PATCH 04/15] Input: atmel_mxt_ts - implement device tree support

From: Stephen Warren
Date: Thu Jul 24 2014 - 12:04:16 EST

On 07/24/2014 09:10 AM, Nick Dyer wrote:
> On 23/07/14 22:36, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> Hmm. It looks like the version of this patch that was actually applied
>> varies quite a bit from what was posted, in particular in the
>> implementation and call site of mxt_parse_dt(). It'd be nice if the
>> commit log had been adjusted to mention this, so it didn't look like *I*
>> caused all those compile errors and warnings that the 0-day builder just
>> found:-(
> Apologies for my part in this. It doesn't help that this patch went through
> several revisions. Is there a best practice for when to remove
> signed-off-by or change authorship documented anywhere?

My comment was more directed at the diff between what you posted and
what was applied.

I believe the usual practice is:

* If completely re-writing a patch using another as inspiration, change
the author and credit them in free-form text, or perhaps with a
Based-on-work-by: tag.

* If generally keeping the patch, but just changing a few things, make a
note of it in between the s-o-b lines, e.g.:

Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Nick Dyer <nick.dyer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
[assign directly to pdata->t19_keymap to avoid a temporary, description
of other changes ...]
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
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