On Tue, 2018-03-06 at 13:36 -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> I've heard that some maintainers are moving away from cover letters,
> since they are not include in the git repo and are lost.  I've seen
> Andrew Morton cut and paste the cover letter in the first patch
> description of the patch set.

When I contribute code, the cover letter helps me to do the Right
Thing.. Taking the time to write a proper cover letter helps to do a
"mental exercise" that

1. The changes make sense in the first place.
2. Only the necessary is done, not more or less.

Even for a small patch set the time used to write the cover letter
will pay off because it helps the maitainer to make a fair and
educated decision.


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