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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/1] Improved RTDS scheduler

On Mon, 2016-01-04 at 21:48 +0800, Meng Xu wrote:
> > (In general single patches do not require a separate cover letter
> > unless
> > the required context contains a large amount of information which is
> > not
> > appropriate for the commit message of the actual change, I'll leave it
> > to
> > you and the scheduler maintainers to decide how much of your cover
> > letter
> > it would be appropriate to move to the commit message).
> The cover letter is supposed to explain the design idea of the
> improved RTDS scheduler so that reviewers could (potentially) save
> time in reviewing the patch, we think. :-)
> Probably, the commit message should be refined and self-contained?

If I were maintainer of this code I would likely ask that a bunch of the
information from the cover letter (i..e anything which would still be
relevant to a code archaeologist in 6 months or 10 years) was moved into
the commit message, but I'm not maintainer of this code.


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