git pull

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at
Tue Nov 14 07:09:30 EST 2017

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 01:00:14PM +0100, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > An example pull request of mine might look like:
> >         Char/Misc patches for 4.15-rc1
> >
> >         Here is the big char/misc patch set for the 4.15-rc1 merge
> >         window.  Contained in here is the normal set of new functions
> >         added to all of these crazy drivers, as well as the following
> >         brand new subsystems:
> >                 - time_travel_controller: Finally a set of drivers for
> >                   the latest time travel bus architecture that provides
> >                   i/o to the CPU before it asked for it, allowing
> >                   uninterrupted processing
> >                 - relativity_shifters: due to the affect that the
> >                   time_travel_controllers have on the overall system,
> >                   there was a need for a new set of relativity shifter
> >                   drivers to accommodate the newly formed black holes
> >                   that would threaten to suck CPUs into them.  This
> >                   subsystem handles this in a way to successfully
> >                   neutralize the problems.  There is a Kconfig option to
> >                   force these to be enabled when needed, so problems
> >                   should not occur.
> >
> >         All of these patches have been successfully tested in the latest
> >         linux-next releases, and the original problems that it found
> >         have all been resolved (apologies to anyone living near Canberra
> >         for the lack of the Kconfig options in the earlier versions of
> >         the linux-next tree creations.)
> >
> >         Signed-off-by: Your-name-here <your_email at domain>
> >
> >
> > The tag message format is just like a git commit id.  One line at the
> > top for a "summary subject" and be sure to sign-off at the bottom.
> I don't add my s-o-b to signed tags for pull requests, but perhaps I should.
> However, I think most maintainers don't use it, and neither does it
> seems like Linus is preserving the tag when he does the pull.

The text of the tag is in the merge commit, but you are right, the
signed-off-by doesn't seem to be in the merge commit, I guess Linus's
workflow removes them.  I know I keep them in there if present for pull
requests that people send to me.


greg k-h

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