re-submitting a patch in Linux kernel

Mark Source

When I submit a patch in the Linux kernel subsystem, for example, netdev, where there exist two trees, net.git and net-next.git, net.git is normally for bug fixes, and mistakenly submitted a bug fix in net-next.git, am I supposed to re-send it with subject as in [RESEND PATCH net.git ... ] ?



answered 2 weeks ago Elvis Peter Kitone #1

When re-sending a patch, you use v1 for the first resend, and any for other re-sends, you'll increment the number by 1.


[PATCH v1] folder-name: subject-name

An Example of a patch I resent twice:

From 57162b5cf23aa94f9902317f84c473a523f1bdf8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kitone Elvis Peter <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:09:07 +0300
Subject: [PATCH v2] block: Use SPDX License Identifier

There is need to identify a license in source code files
for open source software.

Signed-off-by: Kitone Elvis Peter <[email protected]>
 drivers/block/brd.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/block/brd.c b/drivers/block/brd.c
index 66cb0f8..4f998ed 100644
--- a/drivers/block/brd.c
+++ b/drivers/block/brd.c
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
  * Ram backed block device driver.

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