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Date:   Thu, 12 May 2022 10:10:34 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Michael Ellerman <>
Cc:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>,
        Konstantin Ryabitsev <>,
        KVM list <>,,
        Netdev <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] virtio: last minute fixup

On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 6:30 AM Michael Ellerman <> wrote:
> Links to other random places don't serve that function.

What "function"?

This is my argument. Those Link: things need to have a *reason*.

Saying "they are a change ID" is not a reason. That's just a random
word-salad. You need to have an active reason that you can explain,
not just say "look, I want to add a message ID to every commit".

Here's the thing. There's a difference between "data" and "information".

We should add information to the commits, not random data.

And most definitely not just random data that can be trivially
auto-generated after-the-fact.


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