On Wed, 2018-03-07 at 11:35 -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-03-07 at 08:54 -0700, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > On Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:36:36 -0500
> > Mimi Zohar <zo...@linux.vnet.ibm.com> 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.
> > If I get a patch series with a cover letter that should be preserved, I
> > apply the series in a branch then do a no-ff merge; the cover letter can
> > then go into the merge commit. There's no reason why cover letters need to
> > be lost.
> Thanks, Jon. That sounds like a really, good idea.
> Some maintainers are saying to put the Changelog after the "---" so
> that it isn't included in the patch description.
> One of the reasons for including the Changelog in the patch
> description, is to credit people with bug fixes, important rework of
> the patch, etc.
This is a really good point. By adding the cover letter to the
GIT history helps to better track people who to thank or blame :-)