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authorRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>2006-01-08 01:04:52 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-01-08 20:14:04 -0800
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downloadlinux-58591e8a1f4de2e53fdd09b2aa86948687106c07.tar.gz
[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: diffstat options
Add desired 'diffstat' options to use for kernel patches. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -386,6 +386,9 @@ a diffstat, to show what files have changed, and the number of inserted
and deleted lines per file. A diffstat is especially useful on bigger
patches. Other comments relevant only to the moment or the maintainer,
not suitable for the permanent changelog, should also go here.
+Use diffstat options "-p 1 -w 70" so that filenames are listed from the
+top of the kernel source tree and don't use too much horizontal space
+(easily fit in 80 columns, maybe with some indentation).
See more details on the proper patch format in the following
references.