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SubjectRe: [PATCH v19 03/10] video: backlight: Add of_find_backlight helper in backlight.c
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 4:11 AM, Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jan 2018, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>
>> On 01/26/2018 01:48 AM, Lee Jones wrote:
>> > On Wed, 24 Jan 2018, Meghana Madhyastha wrote:
>> >
>> >> Add of_find_backlight, a helper function which is a generic version
>> >> of tinydrm_of_find_backlight that can be used by other drivers to avoid
>> >> repetition of code and simplify things.
>> >>
>> >> Acked-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
>> >> Reviewed-by: Noralf Trønnes <noralf@tronnes.org>
>> >> Reviewed-by: Sean Paul<seanpaul@chromium.org>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Meghana Madhyastha <meghana.madhyastha@gmail.com>
>> >
>> > Nit: These should be in chronological order.
>>
>> Where does that tidbit of information come from?
>> I have never heard or read that.
>
> Not sure it is documented anywhere. It appeared to be the widely
> used, most sensible approach, so I adopted it a few years ago.
>
> This method provides us with information which would otherwise be
> absent; including description of the patch submission/acceptance path
> and an idea of who did what, when.
>
> For example:
>
> Original Author sign-off
> Original Co-author sign-off
> [Additional contributions: rebase, API changes, fix-ups]
> Re-worker's sign-off
> Tester's tested-by
> Reviewer's acked-by/reviewed-by
> Level-2 Maintainer sign-off
> Level-1 Maintainer sign-off
>
> Are you aware of a more functional/practical/useful method?


Hi Lee,
Our tooling adds a Link: tag to the commit message pointing back to
mailing list archives. This provides more detailed patch provenance in
addition to reducing the burden on contributors to order tags
correctly (I had never heard of this as a requirement either). Check
out [1] if you're interested.

Sean

[1]- https://01.org/linuxgraphics/gfx-docs/maintainer-tools/dim.html

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