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Date:	Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:05 -0400
From:	Joe Lawrence <>
To:	Joe Perches <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Andy Whitcroft <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
	Joe Lawrence <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Allow commit descriptions on separate line
 from commit id

On Wed, 27 Aug 2014, Joe Perches wrote:

> The general form for commit id and description is
> 'Commit <12+hexdigits> ("commit description/subject line")'
> But commit logs often have relatively long commit ids and
> the commit description is on a separate line like:
> Some explanation as to why commit <12+hexdigits>
> ("commit description/subject line") is improved.
> Allow this form.
> Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>
> Suggested-by: Joe Lawrence <

Hi Joe,

The script changes work for me, one really minor nit though, this email 
address is missing a closing '>'.  (Maybe another checkpatch validation 
for another day?)


-- Joe
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