ChangeLogs in commit messages

Doug Evans dje@google.com
Wed Sep 10 16:12:00 GMT 2014


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:58 AM, Pedro Alves <palves@redhat.com> wrote:
> [...]
>
> Because on git, email == patch == commit, I've now noticed that we're
> now actually losing author info in patch _submissions_ because of
> this rule and the rule that we don't post the ChangeLog diff.

Hmmm, that's a bug.

>
> E.g., I suspect this patch:
>
>   https://sourceware.org/ml/gdb-patches/2014-08/msg00650.html
>
> will end up with both Gary's and Tom's name in the ChangeLog,
> but that's really just a guess.
>
> This makes it impossible for someone else to push the patch
> other than the submitter, because not all the info is there.
>
> It's a bigger issue even if someone posts a patch written or
> co-written by someone that might not have copyright
> assignment in place.
>
> I think author info must be explicit in patch submissions
> somehow.

Agreed.



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