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 :-) /Jarkko