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Date:	Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:15:42 +0800
From:	Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>
To:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>
Cc:	Mark Brown <broonie@...nsource.wolfsonmicro.com>,
	Jesper Juhl <jj@...osbits.net>,
	Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@...il.com>,
	Pekka Enberg <penberg@...nel.org>,
	Raghavendra D Prabhu <rprabhu@...hang.net>,
	linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org, Nir Tzachar <nir.tzachar@...il.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid Wunused-but-set warning

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:09:52 +0100 Mark Brown wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 04:53:33PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>>
>> > But do as you like.  Which parts of SubmittingPatches do you think
>> > support your interpretation?
>>
>> > and should we have this line:
>> >     Acked-by: is not as formal as Signed-off-by:.
>> > changed to:
>> >     Acked-by: is not as formal as Signed-off-by: or Reviewed-by:.
>> > e.g.?
>>
>> Current practice seems to be that Acked-by is used instead of
>> Reviewed-by - the latter is comparatively rare.
>
>
> ISTM that more education and encouragement are needed about Reviewed-by:.
> (Patch Review is a possible kernel summit topic.)
>
> and that SubmittingPatches should be updated since we generally refer people
> to that file and not to Documentation/development-process/

Agreed, mind to send a patch? ;-)

>
> Samples from my partial mailing list archives:
>
> linux-pci mailing list:         Acked-by: 93    Reviewed-by: 81
> linux-mm mailing list:          Acked-by: 2104  Reviewed-by: 1344
> netdev mailing list:            Acked-by: 1366  Reviewed-by: 659
>

Yup, take netdev as an example, Davem is the only maintainer (not to
say things like wireless)
but definitely people like Eirc or Herbert is qualified to give Acked-by too.

Thanks.
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