Hi Thomas,

Thank you very much for the feedback.
I removed the existing Signed-off information from the commit message and 
it works.

Thanks again.

On Monday, March 10, 2014 1:06:32 AM UTC-7, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen wrote:
> On Monday, March 10, 2014 5:08:32 AM UTC+1, Chin wrote:
>> hi,
>> I am a newbie in using *git*. So any help in the right direction would 
>> help a lot.
>> I am working on an issue, on my local repository, and I found that this 
>> bug was fixed in the kernel.org repository.
>> So now i am trying to pull in (cherry-pick) this fix (commit-id) from the 
>> kernel.org branch and submit it to my local gerrit. And I am trying to 
>> maintain the commit message of the commit from kernel.org branch.
>> When i try to push this fix on my local gerrit, i face the following 
>> error:
>> Error:
>> To ssh://<username>@123.321.12.1:1234/mirror-sec/asdfgt/hjks
>>  ! [remote rejected] <*branch>* -> refs/for/*<branch>* (not 
>> Signed-off-by author/committer/uploader in commit message footer)
>> error: failed to push some refs to 
>> 'ssh://<username>@123.321.12.1:1234/mirror-sec/asdfgt/hjks'
> I reckon Gerrit is configured to reject commits that are not properly 
> signed off: 
> https://gerrit-documentation.storage.googleapis.com/Documentation/2.8.1/error-not-signed-off-by.html
> I think any cherry-pick commit you make is essentially a new commit which 
> just happens to have similar contents to the commit you are cherry-picking. 
> Hence, the sign-off is invalid, and the commit will have to be re-signed in 
> order for it to be accepted.
> So, you either have to sign it off yourself, or remove the Signed-off-by 
> line from the commit message. OR you just force your way past Gerrit's 
> policy here according to said documentation.

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