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Date:   Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:20:20 +1100
From:   "Tobin C. Harding" <>
To:     Dan Carpenter <>
Cc:     Stefano Manni <>,,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Oleg Drokin <>,
        Andreas Dilger <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] staging: lustre: fixed some signedness warns from

On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 02:51:38PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 03:59:26PM +1100, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 08:38:27PM +0100, Stefano Manni wrote:
> > > Fixed some signedness warnings from sparse on lustre.
> > > 
> > > Stefano Manni (4):
> > >   staging: lustre: fixed signedness of some socklnd params
> > >   staging: lustre: fixed signedness of llite
> > >   staging: lustre: fixed signedness of lov
> > >   staging: lustre: fixed signedness of obdclass
> > 
> > You may like to use imperative mood for your git log brief descriptions
> > Stefano.  
> > 
> > s/fixed/fix/
> > 
> Someone once chewed me a second butt hole for not using the imperative
> mood so I know some people care intensely about this but I think so long
> as you can understand the description it's fine.  I will never send a
> patch for that maintainer's subsystem again, btw, which is probably
> grateful for and now I can poop twice as fast so we're both winners.

I try to only make these suggestions to people doing clean up patches to
staging, with the reasoning that if we are learning we might as well
learn the correct method from the start.

I try to be polite and helpful, I am not very long past learning these
things myself. No one likes being told they are wrong, better to learn
how to take it while in staging, that's what it's there for right.

> Especially in the 0/4 patch which is going to be discarded.  Who cares?

Definitely agree for the 0/4 patch, doesn't _need_ imperative mood.

For the record, I love your short snappy reviews Dan. My current
favourite review of all time was done by you on a what was at the time a
pretty hard patch for me. It was


I burst out laughing when I got that one. It spurred me on to greater
things (though I'm not sure everyone would be equally encouraged :)

All the best,

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