On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 04:40:22PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
>> >   - there are a non-trivial number of patches for other projects (JGIT,
>> >     EGIT, StGit, etc). This is somewhat unique to git, where we discuss
>> >     a lot of related projects on the list. But I wonder if other
>> >     projects would use subsystems in a similar way (though I guess for
>> >     the kernel, there are separate subsystems lists, so the "to" or "cc"
>> >     header becomes the more interesting tag).
>> The kernel mostly uses "[PATCH] subsystem: ...".  Occasionally I see
>> "[PATCH somegitrepo ...] ..." when it's necessary to explicitly say
>> whose git repo the patch needs to go through, but that's pretty rare.
> We do both. "foo: blah" is for subsystem "foo" of Git itself, but
> all-caps "JGIT PATCH" is "this is not even for Git". I don't know that
> the kernel really has an equivalent.
> -Peff

[net] and [net-next] are for the *tree* not the subsystem of the tree.

net: also means the networking subsystem, but it's different you might
have a new feature and say

[net-next PATCH v2] net: my awesome new feature.


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