[patch 00/54] [Announce] Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for Linux

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Mon Jul 20 17:36:33 UTC 2009


On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 01:15:23PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 07:09:11PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  > 
>  > Dave Jones:
>  > > Given the numerous cleanup patches that already exist, is there any reason
>  > > to not just post the cleaned up drivers ?  It would certainly be more
>  > > reviewable than the current pile.
>  > > 
>  > Feel free to apply / combinediff these patches before reviewing. :-P
>  > 
>  > Personally, I don't want to ever see another patch where substantial
>  > changes (for some nontrivial value of "substantial") are intermixed
>  > with distracting s/\<BOOLEAN\>/bool/g cleanups.
> 
> 'Substantial changes' doesn't matter when it's an initial submission.
> By its nature, it's a substantial change.

Note, to keep the proper authorship information, for a lot of drivers in
the staging tree, we commit the original driver with the correct Author:
and signed-off-by lines, and then we do cleanups after that to properly
attribute the developers doing that work.

thanks,

greg k-h



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