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Date:	Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:23:18 +1000
From:	Dave Chinner <>
To:	Hillf Danton <>
Cc:	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Theodore Ts'o <>,
	Andrey Utkin <>,,
	"" <>,
Subject: Re: How to automate checkpatch && get_maintainers && git send-email
 of commits range?

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 11:35:45AM +0800, Hillf Danton wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 06:22:15PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> >>
> >> And then think very hard about which patches people need to see in
> >> order to be able to evaluate a patch.  For example, if you have patch
> >> 1 out of a series which adds a new function, and then patches 2
> >> through 1000 modify a thousand different drivers to use that new
> >> function, if you use an automated script to send
> >> each patch to just the maintainer, then the device driver maintainer
> >> might not see patch #1 which is critical context to understanding the
> >> patch that you want to make to his driver.  And then you will have
> >> several hundred very angry and annoyed developers wondering why you
> >> sent them patch 345/1000, with no other context, and wondering what
> >> the heck they are supposed to do with the email that you have just
> >> launched into their inbox.
> >
> > I'm still stuck in the old stone/quilt age, where I use quilt mail to
> > send my patch bombs. Although, I have scripts that pulls my patches out
> > from git with format-patch, and then creates a quilt queue from them.
> > I do this for that very reason that I want to review all patches before
> > I hit send, and quilt mail is very basic and sends what I tell it.
> > I still a bit gun shy from using git sendmail as I never got that to
> > work (note, the last time I tried, it was still doing the staircase
> > threads with patches by default).
> >
> > I'm still content with quilt, but the one thing I don't care about it
> > is that all Cc'd on the 0/1000 patch gets Cc'd on all patches. I wish
> > there was a way to tell quilt that they should only get Cc'd on the
> > cover patch and no more, unless the patch has them Cc'd. The reason this
> > bothers me is that I tend to do exactly what you stated above. I will
> > just Cc patch 345/1000 to someone with no context of what that patch
> > is.
> >
> > I figured people would do the same thing that I do when I get that 345th
> > patch. As I'm subscribed to LKML, I will just go into my lkml folder and
> > search for that patch and see how that thread applies to me with full
> > context. I'm assuming that's what others may do too.
> >
> Hi Steve
> Why not share your quilt skills, say by adding a file in the Document directory?

guilt (quilt for git) already does all this scripting for you.


Dave Chinner
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