Signed-off-by: Fam Zheng <>
 .gitpublish |  1 +
 README      | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/.gitpublish b/.gitpublish
index 170bd2ed48..7542e878fc 100644
--- a/.gitpublish
+++ b/.gitpublish
@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@ cccmd = scripts/ --noroles --norolestats 
--nogit --nogit-fallba
 base = master
 prefix = PATCH
 to =
+cc =
 cccmd = scripts/ --noroles --norolestats --nogit 
--nogit-fallback 2>/dev/null
 [gitpublishprofile "block"]
diff --git a/README b/README
index b92a07a61a..d1a944ce20 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ The QEMU source code is maintained under the GIT version 
control system.
    git clone git://
-When submitting patches, the preferred approach is to use 'git
+When submitting patches, one common approach is to use 'git
 format-patch' and/or 'git send-email' to format & send the mail to the mailing list. All patches submitted must contain
 a 'Signed-off-by' line from the author. Patches should follow the
@@ -68,6 +68,34 @@ the QEMU website
+A 'git-profile' utility was created to make above process less
+cumbersome, and is highly recommended for making regular contributions,
+or even just for sending consecutive patch series revisions. It also
+requires a working 'git send-email' setup, and by default doesn't
+automate everything, so you may want to go through the above steps
+manually for once.
+For installation instructions, please go to
+The workflow with 'git-publish' is:
+  $ git checkout master -b my-feature
+  $ # work on new commits, add your 'Signed-off-by' lines to each
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent and tagged as my-feature-v1 if you need to refer
+back to it in the future.
+Sending v2:
+  $ git checkout my-feature # same topic branch
+  $ # making changes to the commits (using 'git rebase', for example)
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent with 'v2' tag in the subject and the git tip
+will be tagged as my-feature-v2.
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