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KernelTrap: The Perfect Patch

Aug 30, 2004, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"In reply to a patch submission on the lkml in the form of a link to an ftp site, Andrew Morton replied, 'I *really* dislike receiving patches by going and getting them from internet servers. It breaks our commonly-used tools. It loses authorship info. It loses Signed-off-by: info. There is no changelog. All this means that your patch is more likely to be ignored by busy people. Please, just email the diffs.'

"He followed up this comment with a short guide titled, 'the perfect patch...'"

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