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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:18:34 -0400 (EDT)
From:	Nicolas Pitre <>
To:	Steven Rostedt <>
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <>, Sam Ravnborg <>,
	LKML <>,
	"Luck, Tony" <>,
	Stephen Rothwell <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>,
	Robert Richter <>,
	Dmitry Torokhov <>,
	Jean Delvare <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] to rebase or not to rebase on linux-next

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, Steven Rostedt wrote:

> Sure, but I'm not talking about changing the patch, I'm talking about a
> late "reviewed by" or "tested-by". These usually do come after a patch
> set has been moved into the final git push. It would be nice to flag a
> commit that it was tested by someone.
> My suggestion is to add an "annotation" commit that can tag another
> commit with something like a "tested-by". This way a tester can say,
> they tested this particular commit, and if someone changes it, the SHA1
> will no longer match. And then we can also have a record of what commit
> was tested by who, after the fact that it went into git.

There is a "git notes" feature from Johan Herland being carried in thepu 
branch of the git repository.  I strongly suggest to those who might 
think this could be useful in this context to express their interest by 
posting to  With a concrete need and usage scenario 
(and offer to help at least with testing) this feature might become 
usable sooner.

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