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Date:   Mon, 20 May 2019 17:07:22 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
Cc:     Michal Kalderon <mkalderon@...vell.com>,
        "apw@...onical.com" <apw@...onical.com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: add test for empty line after
 Fixes statement

On Mon, 2019-05-20 at 16:52 +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 06:34:49AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Mon, 2019-05-20 at 13:16 +0000, Michal Kalderon wrote:
> > > > From: Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
> > > > Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 3:57 PM
> > > > Subject: [EXT] Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: add test for empty line after Fixes
> > > > statement
> > > > 
> > > > External Email
> > > > 
> > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > On Mon, 2019-05-20 at 15:42 +0300, Michal Kalderon wrote:
> > > > > Check that there is no empty line after a fixes statement
> > > > 
> > > > why?
> > > > 
> > > This comment is given a lot on the netdev and rdma mailing lists when patches are submitted with
> > > an empty line between Fixes: tag and SOB tags. Since "Fixes:" is just another tag and should be kept
> > > together with the other ones.
> > 
> > So test that all signature blocks and Fixes do not have
> > blank lines between them instead of just the "Fixes:" line.
> > 
> > And if there is some specific ordering required, perhaps a
> > test for that ordering should be added as well.
> 
> I'm aware of only one request - Fixes above SOB.

Well, nack for the suggested patch.

If there are signature blocks, then there should not be blank lines
between entries and there should be a blank line before the
signature block.

The current documentation in Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
doesn't state anything about blank lines above or below Fixes: lines.


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