[PATCH 3/8] pseries: phyp dump: reserve-release proof-of-concept

Linas Vepstas linasvepstas at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 11:49:27 EST 2008

On 07/01/2008, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 January 2008, Manish Ahuja wrote:
> > Initial patch for reserving memory in early boot, and freeing it later.
> > If the previous boot had ended with a crash, the reserved memory would contain
> > a copy of the crashed kernel data.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Manish Ahuja <mahuja at us.ibm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <linas at austin.ibm.com>
> I think the signed-off-by chain needs to be modified. The way it appears,
> you handled the patch first, then sent it to Linas, who forwarded it
> to whoever will take the patches from the list.

-- there was dual authorship. I remangled the patches while Manish wrote
code & tested. And I'd mailed them out the first time around, so you could
say I forwarded after heavy editing.

> This obviously isn't true, since you are actually the one who is sending
> out the patches. Moreover, I believe that the linas at austin.ibm.com
> address is now dead, and shouldn't be used for this any more.

Hmm. I wanted to indicate that the work was done while I was at IBM;
clearly, no one is going through git and changing old, expired email
addrs, and so submission based on the old addr seemed appropriate.

I'm taking the Signed-off-by line as a quasi-legal thing: a fancy ID string,
identifying the author(s),  rather than a new way to manage email
address books.

> So, depending on which of you two wrote the majority of a patch, I think
> it should be either

I'm not sure there was a clear majority. I think Manish did more work
in general, but we hacked this together side by side. I got him to create
working tested code; I busted it up into individual, clean, documented,
mailing-list ready chunks.


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