Re: [PATCH v4 00/16] Basic StarFive JH7100 RISC-V SoC support

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Nov 16 2021 - 11:45:05 EST

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 5:13 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 6:09 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 4:01 PM Emil Renner Berthing <kernel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Why?
> Submitting Patches tells about chronological order and last SoB to be
> from the submitter.
> These both are correct. Note the difference between 'last SoB' and
> 'SoB to be last [line]'.
> Here is the excerpt:
> "Notably, the last Signed-off-by: must always be that of the developer
> submitting the patch."

I think having the S-o-b in the final line is far more common, and it does
help identify who added the other tags, i.e. the person signing off
immediately below. I don't reject patches that do this the other way round,
but it's something that felt unusual here.