[lustre-devel] [PATCH v4 1/7] staging:lustre: move tcpip abstraction

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Mon Jun 8 12:57:49 PDT 2015

On Mon, 2015-06-08 at 12:33 -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> Please generate patches in -M format, so I can see the rename properly,
> as it is, this is too messy for me to review.

Adding this to the .gitconfig works too

	renames = true

That should probably be mentioned in SubmittingPatches.

Something like:
 Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 27e7e5e..d86cf89 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -715,6 +715,13 @@ the top of the kernel source tree and don't use too much horizontal
 space (easily fit in 80 columns, maybe with some indentation).  (git
 generates appropriate diffstats by default.)
+Another good thing is to generate shorter patches whenever a file rename
+has been done.  Using "git format-patch -M" does this appropriately.
+Adding a [diff] section as below to .gitconfig can also do this:
+       [diff]
+              renames = true
 See more details on the proper patch format in the following

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