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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] patman: Use the Change-Id, version, and prefix in the Message-Id
On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 at 10:25, Douglas Anderson <> wrote:
> As per the centithread on ksummit-discuss [1], there are folks who
> feel that if a Change-Id is present in a developer's local commit that
> said Change-Id could be interesting to include in upstream posts.
> Specifically if two commits are posted with the same Change-Id there's
> a reasonable chance that they are either the same commit or a newer
> version of the same commit. Specifically this is because that's how
> gerrit has trained people to work.
> There is much angst about Change-Id in upstream Linux, but one thing
> that seems safe and non-controversial is to include the Change-Id as
> part of the string of crud that makes up a Message-Id.
> Let's give that a try.
> In theory (if there is enough adoption) this could help a tool more
> reliably find various versions of a commit. This actually might work
> pretty well for U-Boot where (I believe) quite a number of developers
> use patman, so there could be critical mass (assuming that enough of
> these people also use a git hook that adds Change-Id to their
> commits). I was able to find this git hook by searching for "gerrit
> change id git hook" in my favorite search engine.
> In theory one could imagine something like this could be integrated
> into other tools, possibly even git-send-email. Getting it into
> patman seems like a sane first step, though.
> NOTE: this patch is being posted using a patman containing this patch,
> so you should be able to see the Message-Id of this patch and see that
> it contains my local Change-Id, which ends in 2b9 if you want to
> check.
> [1]
> Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <>
> ---
> Changes in v3:
> - Allow faking the time of Message-Id for testing (testBasic)
> - Add skip_blank for Change-Id (testBasic).
> - Check the Message-Id in testBasic.

Applied to u-boot-dm/next, thanks!

> Changes in v2:
> - Add a "v" before the version part of the Message-Id
> - Reorder the parts of the Message-Id as per Johannes.
> tools/patman/README | 8 ++++-
> tools/patman/ | 3 ++
> tools/patman/ | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> tools/patman/ | 15 +++++++--
> 4 files changed, 85 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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