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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: adjust to clang-version.sh removal
On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 1:34 PM Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 05:15:56PM +0100, Sedat Dilek wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 5:01 PM Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Commit 6c8ad4427f6e ("kbuild: check the minimum compiler version in
> > > Kconfig") removed ./scripts/clang-version.sh and moved its content to
> > > ./scripts/cc-version.sh.
> > >
> > > Since then, ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl --self-test=patterns complains:
> > >
> > > warning: no file matches F: scripts/clang-version.sh
> > >
> > > The CLANG/LLVM BUILD SUPPORT section in MAINTAINERS intends to track
> > > changes in ./scripts/clang-version.sh; as the file is removed, track
> > > changes in ./scripts/cc-version.sh instead now.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
> >
> > Good catch, Lukas.
> >
> > As a tipp:
> > Next time you can pass '--subject-prefix="PATCH next-YYYYMMDD"' when
> > doing 'git format-patch ...' (or whatever you use to generate the
> > patch).
>
> I've never seen anyone use this prefix before.
>
> What does the date really help? In staging, we apply everything on top
> of staging-next and if it doesn't apply then we don't investigate, we
> just say "doesn't apply. resend if needed".
>
> We may as well just say [PATCH linux-next]. No one is ever going to
> look up the date if it doesn't apply to the latest linux-next.
>

Is there an official rule to label patches for Linux-next?

Usually - when I was more active on Linux-next development - folks add
a "PATCH -next" to the subject.
Of course, this needs additionally a hint in the patch/commit message
against which Linux-next release it is applicable.
Linux-next releases are highly dynamic - a patch might be applicable
to one single "-next" release.
Git trees come and go - are resetted to an older version of a Git tree.

As LKML is CCed - think of the hundreds and thousands of patches
coming in daily.
So a more meaningful subject can give a first orientation.
That was my point.

My €0,02.

- Sedat -

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