[ovs-dev] [PATCH] submitting-patches: Advise not to wrap tags across multiple lines.

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Oct 31 18:06:50 UTC 2018


It makes parsing them more difficult.

Signed-off-by: Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org>
---
 Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
index 1755c8a6691a..5a314cc60aa7 100644
--- a/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
+++ b/Documentation/internals/contributing/submitting-patches.rst
@@ -145,6 +145,9 @@ The description ends with a series of tags, written one to a line as the last
 paragraph of the email.  Each tag indicates some property of the patch in an
 easily machine-parseable manner.
 
+Please don't wrap a tag across multiple lines.  If necessary, it's OK to have a
+tag extend beyond the customary maximum width of a commit message.
+
 Examples of common tags follow.
 
 ``Signed-off-by: Author Name <author.name at email.address...>``
-- 
2.16.1



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