Re: [PATCH v1] docs: 5.Posting.rst: describe Fixes: and Link: tags

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On 1/2/22 23:15, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Explain Fixes: and Link: tags in Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst,
> which are missing in this file for unknown reasons and only described in
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst.
> Signed-off-by: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Lo! If there is still a chance I'l like to get this patch into v5.17, as


> during my work as regression tracker I noticed quite a few developers
> seem to be unaware how the Link: tag should be used. Maybe in parts
> that's because Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst doesn't describe it
> yet, which described things from a another different angle than
> Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst.
> Ciao, Thorsten
> v1:
> - First version as stand alone patch. It used to be the first patch of
>   this series that got abandoned after RFC/v2:
>   Patch itself is unchanged, patch description slighly changed. Might


>   later submit other changes from that series seperately, too, still


>   unsure.
> ---
>  Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++-------
>  1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst b/Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst
> index 855a70b80269..e7b919070210 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst
> @@ -197,14 +197,29 @@ the build process, for example, or editor backup files) in the patch.  The
>  file "dontdiff" in the Documentation directory can help in this regard;
>  pass it to diff with the "-X" option.
> -The tags mentioned above are used to describe how various developers have
> -been associated with the development of this patch.  They are described in
> -detail in
> -the :ref:`Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst <submittingpatches>`
> -document; what follows here is a brief summary.  Each of these lines has
> -the format:
> +The tags already briefly mentioned above are used to provide insights how
> +the patch came into being. They are described in detail in the
> +:ref:`Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst <submittingpatches>`
> +document; what follows here is a brief summary.
> -::
> +One tag is used to refer to earlier commits which had problems fixed by
> +the patch::
> +
> +	Fixes: 1f2e3d4c5b6a ("The first line of the commit specified by the first 12 characters of its SHA-1 ID")
> +
> +Another tag is used for linking web pages with additional backgrounds or
> +details, for example a report about a bug fixed by the patch or a document
> +with a specification implemented by the patch::
> +
> +	Link:  optional-other-stuff
> +
> +Many maintainers when applying a patch also add this tag to link to the
> +latest public review posting of the patch; often this is automatically done
> +by tools like b4 or a git hook like the one described in
> +'Documentation/maintainer/configure-git.rst'.
> +
> +A third kind of tags are used to document who was involved in the development of

                of tag is used

> +the patch. Each of these uses this format::
>  	tag: Full Name <email address>  optional-other-stuff
> base-commit: b36064425a18e29a3bad9c007b4dd1223f8aadc5


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