Dear coreboot folks,
change set #12804  proposes the following addition to the file `Documentation/gerrit_guidelines.md`.
239 +* When bringing in a patch from another git repo, update the original 240 +git/gerrit tags by prepending the lines with 'Original-'. Marking 241 +the original text this way makes it much easier to tell what changes 242 +happened in which repository. This applies to these lines, not the actual 243 +commit message itself: 244 + Commit-Id: 245 + Change-Id: 246 + Signed-off-by: 247 + Reviewed-on: 248 + Tested-by: 249 + Reviewed-by: 250 +The script 'util/gitconfig/rebase.sh' can be used to help automate this. 251 +Other tags such as 'Commit-Queue' can simply be removed.
Unfortunately, I do not fully understand the reasoning yet. Why is it important, to (easily) know what tags were added in what repository.
*Commit-Id* is good to know, to easily find the commit in the other repository, but the *Change-Id* can be used for that too.
Signed-off-by is also not changed in the Linux kernel when it is pulled in. The new Signed-off-by line is just appended after the tags so it’s clear what way the commit or change set took.
The same is true for the other tags.
So I would actually propose, to leave the tags unchanged when moving them over.
What am I missing?