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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] shim: Fix generation of compat/callback.i: allow redef of OBJECT vars

>>> Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx> 07/19/18 8:49 PM >>>
>On Thu, 19 Jul 2018, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >>> Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx> 07/19/18 7:00 PM >>>
>> >On Thu, 19 Jul 2018, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> >> > Signed-off-by: Christopher Clark <christopher.clark6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >> > ---
>> >> > Please use my gmail address for any correspondence to me.
>> >> 
>> >> I think it is generally considered bad practice to have From: and S-o-b
>> >> differ.
>> >
>> >Why? That is perfectly fine. Signed-off-by is about copyright of the
>> >code while From: is about authorship. 
>> Well, in this particular case Christopher had even asked that communication
>> to go to the mail address he sent from. How is anyone going to know that if
>> judging just from the eventual commit in git?
>Yeah, that bit of information is lost in the commit message,
>unfortunately. At that point, the patch is already committed, so it is
>usually not a big deal.

What if there is an issue with the change, or simply a question about it?
I'd expect to be able to get in touch with the author by using the provided
email address, at least if the commit isn't overly old yet.


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