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authorRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>2007-05-09 02:33:42 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-05-09 12:30:50 -0700
commit66effdc6a6a79c11f1c0d607d0de299108d69507 (patch)
tree359abb757e01eaae92bc1cd94c908bc4c7807ca7 /Documentation
parent2dfdd266b9a2f2d93a3fdbee89969f6ea9ec5377 (diff)
doc: what a patch series is
It seems that we need to clarify that a patch series is a series of related patches rather than "here are some of my patches as multiple (numbered) emails." Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index b0d0043f7c4..a417b25fb1a 100644
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@@ -363,7 +363,8 @@ area or subsystem of the kernel is being patched.
The "summary phrase" in the email's Subject should concisely
describe the patch which that email contains. The "summary
phrase" should not be a filename. Do not use the same "summary
-phrase" for every patch in a whole patch series.
+phrase" for every patch in a whole patch series (where a "patch
+series" is an ordered sequence of multiple, related patches).
Bear in mind that the "summary phrase" of your email becomes
a globally-unique identifier for that patch. It propagates