[B.A.T.M.A.N.] batman patch authorship mangled

Luis de Bethencourt luisbg at ubuntu.com
Fri May 7 19:41:45 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 10:43:11PM +0800, Marek Lindner wrote:
>> Hi Greg,
>> the last patchset sent by Andrew contained a few errors regarding the
>> authorship due to incorrect handling on our side. We did not notice these
>> issues until the patches went out to get included by you.
> Ick.
>> Here is the complete list of incorrect assignments:
>>  * should be Linus instead of Simon
>>  => [PATCH 07/26] staging:batman-adv: Remove dead max addr and obsolete
>> VIS_FORMAT strings
>>  => [PATCH 09/26] staging:batman-adv: Update README about vis raw output
>>  * should be Luis instead of Marek
>>  => [PATCH 12/26] staging:batman-adv: fix whitespace style issues
>>  * should be Sven instead of Marek
>>  => [PATCH 24/26] staging:batman-adv: Fix whitespace problems criticized by
>> checkpatch.pl
>>  => [PATCH 25/26] staging:batman-adv: Reduce max characters on a line to 80
>> Is there any way to correct the authors of the patches in question ? I know
>> that modifying the git history to fix the author will change all following
>> hashes and everyone has to rebase its tree.
>> Personally, I'm not so worried about Linus & Sven, since they are longterm
>> contributors and somewhat close to the project. I'm sure a beer or two can
>> compensate them for the loss of fame. Luis on the other hand seemed to be
>> quite thrilled about getting his patch in and I'd rather not leave him with
>> the impression we don't want to credit him for his work.
> Hm, ok, I'll try to rebase the whole tree :(
> Can you resend me the set of 26 patches with the correct authorship set
> so I know I get it right?
> thanks,
> greg k-h

Greg, wait!

No need for this. I understand the problem, can imagine why it
happened and I don't mind the wrong authorship. I prefer avoiding the
general head-ache of rebasing the whole tree.

To be honest I noticed this in yesterday's emails but I decided to not
mention it.

Any beers for me then :P

Huge thanks to you both.


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