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Date:	Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:18:29 -0500
From:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
To:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
Cc:	Mark Brown <broonie@...ena.org.uk>,
	Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Warn on empty commit log bodies

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 12:01:38AM +0100, Stefan Richter wrote:
> > As I have previously said, that is not the case in reality.  There
> > appears to be substantial sentiment among people handling patches that
> > not having any text in the body of the e-mail makes it harder to handle
> > patches.
> 
> It is indeed a problem
>   - if the patch title alone insufficiently describes the patch
> or
>   - if a patch reviewer believes that it is OK to ignore patch titles.

Worse yet, if we start getting these sorts of entries being returned
by "git log":

------------
ext4: Fix spelling error: successfull

Fix spelling error: successfull

Signed-off-by: "Trivial Patch Submitter" <spelling@...s.org>
------------

Just to shut up checkpatch, I'm going to feel the urge to shake a
checkpatch maintainer warmly by the throat.

Sometimes, all that is needed is:

------------
ext4: Fix spelling error: successfull

Signed-off-by: "Trivial Patch Submitter" <spelling@...s.org>
------------

							- Ted
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