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Date:   Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:56:03 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc:     Linux docs <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Dan Williams <>,
Subject: Re: Maintainer docs for patch merging

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 11:25:41AM +1100, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently we started a maintainer book (merged into Jonathan's docs-next
> branch).
> Would any current maintainers please be willing to explain how they go
> about generating the automated emails one often receives when a patch
> [set] is applied.
> This may also be related to tree/branch management for maintainers
> shows some people like to use multiple trees and some use
> branches? 
> If deemed relevant we could add a section to the new book (and I'd also
> like to know how to do it for my own tree please so I can copy ;)
> I have CC'd Greg and Andrew because they seem to have a system in place
> for this.

I "stole" Andrew's scripts for this a long time ago.  I guess I can
write up something "real" for the documentation so that others can see
the shell mess that drives those emails :)

> No rush on this, I know Christmas is soon.

Yeah, this will have to wait until mid January at the earliest...


greg k-h

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