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Kalle Valo Add section for top posting
en:developers:documentation:submittingpatches [2020/04/17 08:25] (current)
Kalle Valo Add an entry about patchset limits
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   * [[en/​users/​drivers/​ath10k/​submittingpatches|ath10k]]   * [[en/​users/​drivers/​ath10k/​submittingpatches|ath10k]]
 +  * [[en/​users/​drivers/​ath11k/​submittingpatches|ath11k]]
 ===== Checking state of patches from patchwork ===== ===== Checking state of patches from patchwork =====
  
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 If a patch in a bigger patchset changes resubmit the whole patchset, even the patches which have not changes. The maintainers look at patchsets as a complete unit, usually they do not want to take patches individually from a patchset. If a patch in a bigger patchset changes resubmit the whole patchset, even the patches which have not changes. The maintainers look at patchsets as a complete unit, usually they do not want to take patches individually from a patchset.
 +
 +===== Tree labels =====
 +
 +Labeling patches with what tree the patch should go to helps maintainers to prioritise and sort patches and avoids unnecessary emails, which saves everyone time and speeds up patch review. Here are some tips how to label wireless patches.
 +
 +If you want to target your patch to a specific release (for example that the patch should go -rc release not -next) you can inform the maintainer by adding the release number inside the PATCH brackets:
 + 
 +<​code>​[PATCH 4.20] subsystem: fix foo</​code>​
 +
 +If you want to make it clear to the maintainer that the patch should NOT go to -rc release but to -next instead you can add "​-next"​ to PATCH brackets:
 +
 +<​code>​[PATCH -next] subsystem: fix foo</​code>​
 +
 +Alternatively you can specify the exact tree you are targetting by adding the name of the git tree inside PATCH brackets:
 +
 +<​code>​[PATCH mac80211] mac80211: fix foo
 +[PATCH mac80211-next] mac80211: implement very-cool-feature
 +[PATCH wireless-drivers] ath10k: fix foo
 +[PATCH wireless-drivers-next] ath10k: implement awesome-feature
 +</​code>​
 +
  
 ===== Sending large patches or multiple patches ===== ===== Sending large patches or multiple patches =====
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 commit log message header line text enclosed in parentheses and commit log message header line text enclosed in parentheses and
 double quotes with no line breaks whatsoever. double quotes with no line breaks whatsoever.
 +The fixes lines must be placed just above the signed-off-by lines.
  
 Example: Example:
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 More info: http://​www.idallen.com/​topposting.html More info: http://​www.idallen.com/​topposting.html
  
 +==== Do not send HTML mail ====
 +
 +linux-wireless mailing list drops all mail using HTML, so don't use it.
 +
 +==== Use RFC or RFT for patches not ready ====
 +
 +If the patches are not yet ready to be applied by the maintainer, mark them as RFC (Request For Comments) or RFT (Request For Test). This way the maintainer can easily see that the patch should not be applied yet. This saves a lot of maintainer'​s time.
 +
 +==== Use Co-developed-by when multiple authors ​ ====
 +
 +When a patch has multiple authors you should use Co-developed-by tag:
 +
 +https://​www.kernel.org/​doc/​html/​latest/​process/​submitting-patches.html#​when-to-use-acked-by-cc-and-co-developed-by
 +
 +==== Maximum of 7-12 patches per patchset ​ ====
 +
 +If you want your patches reviewed smoothly submit maximum of 7-12 patches per patchset. If the patches are bigger don't send more than 7 patches. But if they smaller, or trivial patches, 12 patches is ok. But anything more than 12 patches and you will get reviewers grumpy (read: it takes longer to get your patches reviewed and applied).
 +
 +But you can submit multiple patchsets, just try to throttle it down to avoid bufferbloat in patchwork, for example you can send a new patchset every other day. And don't forget to document the dependencies in the cover letter ("this patchset depends on patchset B").
  
-===== More patch work references =====+===== More references =====
  
 Here is a list of links to help you write better patches ​ Here is a list of links to help you write better patches ​
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   * [[http://​linux.yyz.us/​patch-format.html|http://​linux.yyz.us/​patch-format.html]] ​   * [[http://​linux.yyz.us/​patch-format.html|http://​linux.yyz.us/​patch-format.html]] ​
   * [[https://​www.ozlabs.org/​~akpm/​stuff/​tpp.txt|Andrew Morton'​s ''​The perfect patch''​]] ​   * [[https://​www.ozlabs.org/​~akpm/​stuff/​tpp.txt|Andrew Morton'​s ''​The perfect patch''​]] ​
 +  * [[http://​lkml.kernel.org/​r/​20171026223701.GA25649@bhelgaas-glaptop.roam.corp.google.com|Make Bjorn'​s life easier (and grease the path of your patch)]]
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