On Thu, 2018-04-12 at 13:50 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote: > On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:35:21AM +0200, Andrea Parri wrote: > > Is there a better or recommended way to reference posts on LKML in commit > > messages? (I do like the idea of linking to previous discussions, results, > > ...) > > Yes: > > https://lkml.kernel.org/r/$MSGID > > that has the added benefit that it immediately includes the msg-id, so > even if you don't have tubes, you can search for it in your local > mailboxes. > > Also, since we (kernel.org) control the redirection (currently > marc.info) we can always point it to a life archive.
Message IDs are not useful unless you subscribe and keep your emails. It'd be _much_ nicer if vger.kernel.org stored every email it sent and had a search mechanism available rather than relying on external systems.