[LinuxBIOS] r2550 - trunk/LinuxBIOSv2/util/flashrom

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Feb 26 03:39:29 CET 2007

On 22.02.2007 18:39, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>> * So yes, it is possible to post
>>    - A patch with only a Sign-off-by:
>>      You modified the code, but don't want it to be committed, yet.
> You better state that "it's not ready yet" explicitly too
> in such a case, to avoid confusion.

Very much agreed. A "don't commit" or "RFC" message is much more
explicit than a missing ack.

>>    - A patch with a Signed-off-by and an Acked-by:
>>      You modified the patch and you think it can be commited.
> That's the normal case.  I think ack'ing your own
> patches is pretty meaningless (you cannot really
> review your own patches) but maybe that's just me.

Yes. If you don't want to ack a patch, simply post it as RFC.
As Segher said: You can't really review your own patches.

>>    - An email with just an Acked-by:
>>      You didn't touch the patch at all, but you think it can be 
>> committed.
> If your ACK is the last needed one, you can just go
> ahead and commit the patch and send an email stating
> you did that.  The eventual committer has to type
> in the acked-by lines anyway.

There's one exception: If you don't have commit rights (yet), but
you want to ack a patch.

So except for the acking I agree with Uwe.


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