[ovs-dev] [PATCH] contributing: Signed-off-by tags should come last.

Ben Pfaff 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
--- a/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
+++ b/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
@@ -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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