|author||Randy Dunlap <email@example.com>||2006-01-08 01:04:52 -0800|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2006-01-08 20:14:04 -0800|
[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: diffstat options
Add desired 'diffstat' options to use for kernel patches. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/SubmittingPatches')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 3c12fc14694..6198e5ebcf6 100644
@@ -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