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authorMugunthan V N <mugunthanvnm@ti.com>2013-04-29 16:18:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-29 18:28:20 -0700
commit8543ae1296f6ec1490c7afab6ae0fe97bf87ebf8 (patch)
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parent74c8f4336da4319f886151a4246024e08b1a0eb3 (diff)
downloadlinux-8543ae1296f6ec1490c7afab6ae0fe97bf87ebf8.tar.gz
checkpatch: add Suggested-by as a standard signature
As people started using Suggested-by as standard signature, adding "Suggested-by" to the standard signature so that checkpatch won't generate warning when Suggested-by is used in patch signature Signed-off-by: Mugunthan V N <mugunthanvnm@ti.com> Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com> Cc: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -420,7 +420,7 @@ person it names. This tag documents that potentially interested parties
have been included in the discussion
-14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by: and Reviewed-by:
+14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by:, Reviewed-by: and Suggested-by:
If this patch fixes a problem reported by somebody else, consider adding a
Reported-by: tag to credit the reporter for their contribution. Please
@@ -468,6 +468,13 @@ done on the patch. Reviewed-by: tags, when supplied by reviewers known to
understand the subject area and to perform thorough reviews, will normally
increase the likelihood of your patch getting into the kernel.
+A Suggested-by: tag indicates that the patch idea is suggested by the person
+named and ensures credit to the person for the idea. Please note that this
+tag should not be added without the reporter's permission, especially if the
+idea was not posted in a public forum. That said, if we diligently credit our
+idea reporters, they will, hopefully, be inspired to help us again in the
+future.
+
15) The canonical patch format