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Date:	Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:48:29 +0800
From:	"Yang,Wei" <Wei.Yang@...driver.com>
To:	Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@...a86.com>,
	Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>
CC:	<balbi@...com>, <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
	<linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] USB:gadget: Fix a warning while loading g_mass_storage

On 06/18/2014 07:44 PM, Michal Nazarewicz wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18 2014, Yang,Wei wrote:
>> On 06/17/2014 10:18 PM, Alan Stern wrote:
>>> That is a strange question to ask.  If you did not know that I approved
>>> the patch, why did you insert my Acked-By:?
>> I added your Acked-By, as when you reviewed V3, you mentioned that I
>> *may* add your Acked-by in this patch. If I misunderstood your point, I
>> am so sorry for that.
> Alan's point is that if you have any doubts whether someone approves
> your patch you should *not* add their Acked-by.  So adding someone's
> Acked-by and then asking if they are fine with the patch is
> contradictory -- the former indicates that you believe the person is
> fine with the patch, while the latter shows that you aren't.
>
> Alan wrote:
>
>>>> With that change, you may add
>>>>
>>>> Acked-by: Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>
> so after adding “that change” you are in your right to add Alan's
> Acked-by, but what that also means is that Alan will be fine with the
> patch if you make the requested change, so you don't need to ask for an
> opinion again.
>
> PS. Note that “having any doubts” also means that if someone gave you
>      their Acked-by, but then you substantially rewrite the patch, you
>      probably should consider removing their Acked-by.
>
Michal, Thank you for your detailed explanation, it is very helpful to me.

Best Regards
Wei
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