[git pull] Please pull powerpc.git merge branch

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Mon Jun 10 13:06:34 EST 2013

On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Jeremy Kerr <jk at ozlabs.org> wrote:
> We keep all patch dates in UTC, but were generating the Date header
> incorrectly. Now fixed:

No, not fixed.

Keeping patch dates in UTC *corrupts* the date.

I'll ask people to stop using patchworks if it cannot keep track of
emailed dates. The date very much is a local time WITH A TIMEZONE.

And it does matter.

> $ wget -qO - http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/249598/mbox/ | grep ^Date
> Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:42:54 -0000

No. The date from the email was

    Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:42:54 +1000

and we want *that* date. Not some random date that patchwork makes up
that has no relevance.

I know you have that date, because it shows up when asking for the
headers in patchwork. Just use the right one, don't make up incorrect


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