Name missing?

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at
Sat Feb 16 05:13:41 EST 2013

Em Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:34:16 +0100
Wolfram Sang <wsa at> escreveu:

> Doug,
> > As far as I can tell, patchwork creates a "submitter" for each email
> > address.  Once it has decided on the name associated with a submitter
> > it doesn't change it.  So the problem was actually with James' first
> > patch that patchwork saw:
> Thanks, that explains. I do think, though, it should take the name from
> the actual patch. Names might change due to marriage or someone might
> decide to add a second name, etc... Or?

I agree. There's a more common case: the submitter sends a patch with some
fantasy name, like "media contributor". The maintainer asks the guy to
re-submit the patch with his real name (as required on Kernel rules).

The new patch then comes with the correct name, but patchwork insists
on preserving for the eternity the broken one, forcing the maintainer
to always fix patches from that contributor.

I got a few of those cases already.


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