[PATCH 1/1] Staging: hv: Add proper versioning to HV drivers-Corrected.

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Fri Feb 12 18:47:56 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 05:55:34PM +0000, Hank Janssen wrote:
> > >
> > >  drivers/staging/hv/VersionInfo.h |   22 +++++++++++++++++++---
> > 
> > You forgot a "---" between the signed-off-by and the diffstat.  If you
> > use either git or quilt, it will get this correct automagically.  That
> > infers you used something else, which is quite scary.  What are you
> > using instead to create patches?
> > 
> > Don't worry, I can edit this by hand when I apply it, and will do so in
> > a few days when I get to my "to-apply" queue, but in the future, please
> > don't do this.
> > 
> > thanks,
> > 
> > greg k-h
> This must have been the result of a cut/paste error on my side.
> I use the following command for my diff   'git diff -M -u --stat'

What's wrong with 'git format-patch'?

You are creating a "raw" diff, which is fine, but you then need to
include the rest of the comments.  If you commit the patch to a branch,
with the comments in them, then you can just automatically create the
patches in correct format.

> Btw, it was my understanding that the -M flag allows tracking of renamed 
> files as well as part of the diff output. (git mv) But my diff command 
> does not report on those.  Am I doing something wrong?

You aren't renaming anything :)

Also, don't do that for patches you send through emails, quilt can not
handle them properly, which is what I require for the patches sent to
me.  When I queue them up to Linus, git properly figures out renames and
the like, so you don't need to worry about that.


greg k-h

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