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

Andrew Donnellan ajd at linux.ibm.com
Sun Oct 13 22:05:49 AEDT 2019

On 12/10/19 2:51 am, Jeff King wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I was referring to the git am case, not the Patchwork case.

Andrew Donnellan              OzLabs, ADL Canberra
ajd at linux.ibm.com             IBM Australia Limited

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