[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] checkpatch: GIT_COMMIT_ID: handle commit messages with multiple quotes

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Sep 9 12:02:11 UTC 2020


On Wed, 2020-09-09 at 13:32 +0200, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> dropped the maintainers.
> 
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2020, Ayush wrote:
> 
> > Sir,
> > 
> > > As the mentor in the linux kernel community bridge program, I usually
> > > inform the mentees when the review on the mentee mailing list has
> > > successfully concluded to a first acceptable state and I think it is well
> > > advised to reach out to the maintainers for further discussion.
> > > 
> > > You did not do that, but just send some patch to the maintainers.
> > > That is fully up to you, but I will not support the patch acceptance in
> > > any way, and it suggests that you do not see the need to be mentored.
> > > 
> > > If you can land patches without mentoring support successfully, that is
> > > great, but then you do not need a mentorship.
> > 
> > I am extremely sorry for my mistakes. It won't happen again.
> >  
> > > Now, to the commit:
> > > 
> > > Ayush, your commit message is largely incomprehensible.
> > > 
> > > Your follow-up explanation that was needed should have been in the commit
> > > message in the first place.
> > 
> > It was my first patch, so I had very little idea of forming commit messages. 
> > I will discuss it with mentors next time before sending the patch next time.
> > 
> 
> Let us start with the simpler patch and then see if you can write a commit 
> message that convinces Joe to ack your patch.
>  
> > > Ayush, you did not sign-off with your full legal name.
> > 
> > My legal name according to all official identification documents of India is Ayush. 
> > I have no surname registered legally.
> > So should I include "Ayush <ayush at disroot.org>"  or do I need to include my last name too (Which is Ayush only)?
> > 
> 
> Okay. If you say so, I cannot judge but you should try to use a name that 
> others can with a fair chance uniquely identify that is you.
> 
> The name is used in git log summaries, pull requests, etc.; so, it should 
> be a name that with high chance to refer to one person.
> 
> Maybe you find a good way that works as suitable name for 
> unique identification?

I believe the Developer's Certificate of Origin (DCO) in
Documentation/pr
ocess/submitting-patches.rst just asks
for a "full name".

If Ayush has no surname, then I imagine that his actual
full name Ayush should be good enough for the DCO.

A line like "Signed-off-by: Ayush <ayush at disroot.org>"
should be fine.




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