[PATCH] parser: Unmangle From: headers that have been mangled for DMARC purposes

Jeff King peff at peff.net
Sat Oct 12 02:51:51 AEDT 2019

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 02:42:49AM +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:

> >> where a possible solution was to get senders to use in-body From
> >> headers even when sending their own patches.
> [...]
> I'm not sure this solution is correct.
> If I take a patch from Andrew, backport it, and send to the list, Andrew
> will be listed in the in-body From. However, he shouldn't be the sender
> from the Patchwork point of view: he shouldn't get the patch status
> notification emails - I should. We don't want to spam an original author
> if their patch is backported to several different releases, or picked up
> and resent in someone else's series, etc etc. So unless I've
> misunderstood something, we can't rely on the in-body from matching
> Patchwork's understanding of the sender.

Yeah, it may be that patchwork and git have two different priorities
here. From my perspective, the problem is getting the patch into a git
repo with the right author name. But patchwork may want to make the
distinction between author and sender.


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