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Re: Maintainers, please add Message-Id: when merging patches

From: Cornelia Huck
Subject: Re: Maintainers, please add Message-Id: when merging patches
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:51:57 +0100

On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:30:03 +0000
Alex Bennée <address@hidden> wrote:

> Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> writes:
> > Around 66% of qemu.git commits since v4.1.0 include a Message-Id: tag.  
> > Hooray!
> >
> > Message-Id: references the patch email that a commit was merged from.
> > This information is helpful to anyone wishing to refer back to email
> > discussions and patch series.  
> So I guess the ones that don't are maintainer originated patches unless
> you actively rebuild your trees from a posted series?

I usually paste in the message id by hand in that case (unless I
forget), which is a bit of a PITA; but so would be re-applying the sent
out patches...

One thing that probably won't have a message id is s390-ccw bios
rebuild patches, because sending that out for extra review just does
not make sense.

> >
> > Please use git-am(1) -m/--message-id or set am.messageid in your 
> > git-config(1).
> >
> > If you use the patches tool (https://github.com/stefanha/patches) then
> > Message-Id: is added automatically.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stefan  

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