patchwork: mbox download may be mangled version of original mail

Jeremy Kerr jk at
Fri Oct 7 12:57:47 EST 2011

Hi Peter,

> It would be nice if patchwork just left the mail generally alone
> for mbox download. Providing something that looks like a copy of
> the original patch email but isn't actually one is rather confusing.

As you've noticed, the mbox link is not the original mail - patchwork
doesn't keep that around after parsing the mail, mainly to avoid
duplicating data.

The mbox is, in effect, a git-am-able version of the plain patch, rather
than an archive of the original mail. Note that the mail may not be
am-able in its original form.

However, it would be better to clear up this unnecessary difference. If
there's a way to do this without duplicating too much data, that would
be best. Maybe even linking to that entry on a mailing-list archive?



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