[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v3] Documentation: include sign off for reverts
yashsri421 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 17:47:49 UTC 2020
Currently, we do not have any documentation on commit reverts regarding
the requirement of Signed-off-by tag for it. This may be misleading to
Evaluating MISSING_SIGN_OFF checkpatch warnings on v4.13..v5.8 showed
that 4 out of 11 cases missing a sign-off are revert commits.
Add documentation regarding the same to document the community
consensus and let readers know.
Signed-off-by: Aditya Srivastava <yashsri421 at gmail.com>
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
index 83d9a82055a7..fb8261a4be30 100644
@@ -404,6 +404,8 @@ then you just add a line saying::
using your real name (sorry, no pseudonyms or anonymous contributions.)
This will be done for you automatically if you use ``git commit -s``.
+Reverts should also include "Signed-off-by". ``git revert -s`` does that
Some people also put extra tags at the end. They'll just be ignored for
now, but you can do this to mark internal company procedures or just
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