* Linus Torvalds <torva...@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Thomas Gleixner <t...@linutronix.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> It is spelled:
> >>
> >>   git notes add -m <comment> SHA1
> >
> > Cool!
> Don't use them for anything global.
> Use them for local codeflow, but don't expect them to be 
> distributed. It's a separate "flow", and while it *can* be 
> distributed, it's not going to be for the kernel, for example. 
> So no, don't start using this to ack things, because the acks 
> *will* get lost.

I'd also add a small meta argument: that it would be actively 
wrong to *allow* 'belated' acks to be added. In practice acks 
are most useful *before* a commit gets created and they often 
have a mostly buerocratic role afterwards.

So we should encourage timely acks (which actually help 
development), and accept ack-less patches as long as they are 
correct and create no problems. More utility, less buerocracy. 
Incorrect, ack-less patches causing problems will get all the 
flames they deserve.


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