René Scharfe <> writes:

> OK, but the repetition of "cover letter" and "e-mail messages"
> irritates me slightly for some reason.  What about the following?

Looks good to me; will queue, thanks.

> -- >8 --
> Subject: [PATCH] SubmittingPatches: document how to handle multiple patches
> Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <>
> ---
>  Documentation/SubmittingPatches |   11 +++++++++--
>  1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> index 7055576..e6d46ed 100644
> --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
> @@ -139,8 +139,15 @@ People on the Git mailing list need to be able to read 
> and
>  comment on the changes you are submitting.  It is important for
>  a developer to be able to "quote" your changes, using standard
>  e-mail tools, so that they may comment on specific portions of
> -your code.  For this reason, all patches should be submitted
> -"inline".  If your log message (including your name on the
> +your code.  For this reason, each patch should be submitted
> +"inline" in a separate message.
> +
> +Multiple related patches should be grouped into their own e-mail
> +thread to help readers find all parts of the series.  To that end,
> +send them as replies to either an additional "cover letter" message
> +(see below), the first patch, or the respective preceding patch.
> +
> +If your log message (including your name on the
>  Signed-off-by line) is not writable in ASCII, make sure that
>  you send off a message in the correct encoding.
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