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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 20:07:38 +0100

On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:56:47 +0000
Alex Bennée <address@hidden> wrote:

> Laszlo Ersek <address@hidden> writes:
> > On 01/22/20 13:30, Alex Bennée 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 *think* this should not be a huge problem process wise:
> >
> > Assuming that a maintainer does not include their own patches in a PULL
> > request for Peter until the same patches receive R-b/A-b/T-b feedback
> > from other list subscribers, the maintainer will want to rebase the
> > patches at least once anyway, in order to pick up those lines.  
> Oh I always do a re-base as I apply the r-b/t-b tags. But that is
> working off my tree and a bunch of references to the emails with the
> appropriate tags in them.
> So which Message-Id should I use. The first time the patch was posted to
> the list or the last time it was?

>From the last one? I mean, I'll pick the last incarnation if I apply
someone else's patches, as well?

[I just add the id right before I send my 'queued' email.]

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