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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/12] x86/platform/uv: Update UV MMRs for UV5
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On 9/8/2020 8:44 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2020 at 08:35:37AM -0700, Mike Travis wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 9/8/2020 8:23 AM, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 07, 2020 at 01:54:34PM -0500, Mike Travis wrote:
>>>> --- linux.orig/drivers/misc/sgi-gru/grufile.c
>>>> +++ linux/drivers/misc/sgi-gru/grufile.c
>>>> @@ -7,7 +7,8 @@
>>>> * This file supports the user system call for file open, close, mmap, etc.
>>>> * This also incudes the driver initialization code.
>>>> *
>>>> - * Copyright (c) 2008-2014 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
>>>> + * Copyright (c) 2018-2020 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
>>>> + * Copyright (c) 2008-2017 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
>>>
>>> Please drop all copyright changes from this series, as these do not look
>>> correct at all, sorry.
>>>
>>> You can send an add-on patch for all of that if it's really necessary,
>>> and you get legal approval for it :)
>>
>> I can move them all to a single patch. The HPE one is straight from their
>> guidance on Copyrights. The older SGI one is also from SGI's guidance
>> though I'm not sure if I can find it anymore. I also wasn't sure if it
>> should be retained since the HPE one didn't take effect until SGI was
>> legally part of HPE (circa 2018). 2017/18 was also the last time we did
>> this big a change (for the UV4A).
>
> If you haven't touched a file in a year, you don't get to claim
> copyright on that year. If you wish to disagree on this, great, I'll
> gladly take a patch that modifies the lines that has a signed-off-by
> from one of your lawyers for it :)

I skipped over that part. But I'm moving all changes to a single patch
and I will look more closely at HPE's documents. Heaven knows they have
plenty of lawyers, so many it's hard to ask a simple question... like
when does a copyright take effect. When you change it internally, or
when it gets published? Sounds like you lean towards the second?

Thanks,
Mike

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>

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