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Date:	Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:56:38 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org, berrange@...hat.com,
	jeff@...zik.org, herbert@...dor.apana.org.au, rjw@...k.pl
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bridge: assign random address

On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 14:29:15 -0800
Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:37:17 -0800 (PST) David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> 
> > From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
> > Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:48:35 -0800
> > 
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH] bridge: assign random address
> > 
> > "bridge" should all-caps and in brackets,
> 
> No, "bridge" should not be in [].  Lots of people's patch-receiving scripts
> assume that any text in [] is to be removed as the patch is committed.  It
> contains text which is only relevant to the particular email which carried
> the patch.  Stuff like "patch" and "4/5" and "linux-2.6.23", etc.
> 
> > "assign random address"
> > should be capitalized like a proper english sentence with a period at
> > the end.
> 
> Actually I usually remove the caps and the waste-of-space period, but
> that's much less important than the brackets abuse.  The bracket convention
> is quite useful and I've often wondered why I need to edit the patch title
> when I merge up patches from net developers ;)
> 

I try to follow the title convention that Jeff was promoting.

It works well because he is dealing with many different drivers.


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