Correct way to submit a patch?

hollis at hollis at
Wed Feb 6 03:25:13 EST 2002

On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 09:18:52AM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 02:25:03PM -0600, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> >
> > [ benh at writes: ]
> > >
> > > The proper way is to send it to this list, eventually CC'ed to one
> > > of the people in the MAINTAINERS file depending which type of machine
> > > is affected by it.
> >
> > I would suggest that patches be attached to the email.
> Please don't...  I tend to take the Linus approach to this.  I won't
> ignore attachments like him tho.. :)

He makes a good point about list archives though... if the patch is inline,
you're left copying and pasting out of a web browser, which has all sorts of
formatting problems (like indentation, "<", etc).

If you send as an attachment (not gzipped, just plain text) then most mail
readers can read it inline *and* it will be saved in pristin form in the list


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