[ovs-dev] [PATCH] contributing: Signed-off-by tags should come last.
blp at ovn.org
Wed Oct 31 18:02:08 UTC 2018
Suggested-by: Gregory Rose <gvrose8192 at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
index 0ddd24502cc9..1755c8a6691a 100644
@@ -157,6 +157,12 @@ Examples of common tags follow.
If the author and submitter are different, each must sign off. If the patch
has more than one author, all must sign off.
+ Signed-off-by tags should be the last tags in the commit message. If the
+ author (or authors) and submitter are different, the author tags should come
+ first. More generally, occasionally a patch might pass through a chain of
+ submitters, and in such a case the sign-offs should be arranged in
+ chronological order.
Signed-off-by: Author Name <author.name at email.address...>
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