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Date:   Mon, 16 May 2022 05:03:35 -0400
From:   "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Michael Ellerman <>,
        Konstantin Ryabitsev <>,
        KVM list <>,,
        Netdev <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] virtio: last minute fixup

On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 10:10:34AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 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".

So I want to go to my inbox and compare the patch as received with what
is in my tree.  What did I change? And I tweak both the patch content
when applying and the subject so these are not good indicators.  Is this
at all convincing?


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