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Date:   Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:59:10 +0200
From:   Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>,
        Oliver Neukum <oneukum@...e.com>,
        Igor Mitsyanko <imitsyanko@...ntenna.com>,
        Sergey Matyukevich <geomatsi@...il.com>,
        Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
        Roopa Prabhu <roopa@...dia.com>,
        Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay@...dia.com>,
        Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@...il.com>,
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        Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 00/12] net: add and use function
 dev_fetch_sw_netstats for fetching pcpu_sw_netstats

On 14.10.2020 09:53, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 08:13:47AM +0200, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>> On 14.10.2020 07:42, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 05:39:51PM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:00:11 +0200 Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>> In several places the same code is used to populate rtnl_link_stats64
>>>>> fields with data from pcpu_sw_netstats. Therefore factor out this code
>>>>> to a new function dev_fetch_sw_netstats().
>>>>>
>>>>> v2:
>>>>> - constify argument netstats
>>>>> - don't ignore netstats being NULL or an ERRPTR
>>>>> - switch to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
>>>>
>>>> Applied, thank you!
>>>
>>> Jakub,
>>>
>>> Is it possible to make sure that changelogs are not part of the commit
>>> messages? We don't store previous revisions in the git repo, so it doesn't
>>> give too much to anyone who is looking on git log later. The lore link
>>> to the patch is more than enough.
>>>
>> I remember that once I did it the usual way (changelog below the ---) David
>> requested the changelog to be part of the commit message. So obviously he
>> sees some benefit in doing so.
> 
> Do you have a link? What is the benefit and how can we use it?
> 
https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1873080.html

> Usually such request comes to ensure that commit message is updated with
> extra information (explanation) existed in changelog which is missing in
> the patch.
> 
> Thanks
> 
>>
>>> 44fa32f008ab ("net: add function dev_fetch_sw_netstats for fetching pcpu_sw_netstats")
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>

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