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Re: [Qemu-devel] cover letter cc's [was: [PATCH 60/67] hw/s390x: add inc

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] cover letter cc's [was: [PATCH 60/67] hw/s390x: add include directory headers]
Date: Sat, 5 May 2018 00:38:46 +0300

On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 08:07:53AM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> [adding a cross-post to the git mailing list]
> On 05/04/2018 02:10 AM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 May 2018 22:51:40 +0300
> > "Michael S. Tsirkin" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > > This way they are easier to find using standard rules.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
> > > ---
> ...
> > [Goes to find cover letter to figure out what this is all about.
> > *Please*, cc: people on the cover letter so they can see immediately
> > what this is trying to do!]
> Is there an EASY way to make 'git format-patch --cover-letter $commitid'
> (and git send-email, by extension) automatically search for all cc's any any
> of the N/M patches, and auto-cc ALL of those recipients on the 0/N cover
> letter?  And if that is not something easily built into git format-patch
> directly, is it something that can easily be added to sendemail.cccmd?  This
> is not the first time that someone has complained that automatic cc's are
> not sending the cover letter context to a particular maintainer interested
> (and auto-cc'd) in only a subset of an overall series.
> On the other hand, cc'ing all recipients for a largely mechanical patch
> series that was split into 67 parts, in part because it touches so many
> different maintainers' areas, may make the cover letter have so many
> recipients that various mail gateways start rejecting it as potential spam.

I do this sometimes (pipe to this script):

grep -e ^Signed-off-by -e ^Acked -e ^Reported -e ^Tested -e ^Cc | sed 
's/.*<//'| sed 's/>.*//'|sort | uniq | sed 's/^/Cc: /'

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