Need help in properly formatting a patch for glibc

Denys Vlasenko
Mon Aug 18 17:03:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 10:42 -0500, Ryan Arnold wrote:
> You need a <tab> before the *.
> The path in the ChangeLog should be in reference to the closes
> ChangeLog to the file changed.  In this case the GLIBC root directory
> ChangeLog, hence, malloc/malloc.c.
> You need to include the function changed following the file, i.e.
> (public_rEALLOc):
> You need to capitalize the first word of each change line.
> You need to end each line with a period.
> If the comments take more than one line then indent every continuation
> with a preceding tab as well but don't include the *.
> So I think it should look something like this:
> 2008-18-08  Denys Vlasenko  <>
> <tab>* malloc/malloc.c (public_rEALLOc): Fix a case of realloc not
> copying entire block.

Thanks, I sent a new version.

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