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authorJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-01-16 09:49:50 -0700
committerJonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>2009-06-04 10:32:49 -0600
commitbbb0a4247aaf1eabbd6d87750eafe99c577920f7 (patch)
parent9fa7eb283c5cdc2b0f4a8cfe6387ed82e5e9a3d3 (diff)
Document Reported-by in SubmittingPatches
Randy pointed out that the Reported-By tag should be documented with the others in SubmittingPatches. Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index f309d3c6221c..6f29e29555c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -405,7 +405,14 @@ person it names. This tag documents that potentially interested parties
have been included in the discussion
-14) Using Tested-by: and Reviewed-by:
+14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by: and Reviewed-by:
+If this patch fixes a problem reported by somebody else, consider adding a
+Reported-by: tag to credit the reporter for their contribution. Please
+note that this tag should not be added without the reporter's permission,
+especially if the problem was not reported in a public forum. That said,
+if we diligently credit our bug reporters, they will, hopefully, be
+inspired to help us again in the future.
A Tested-by: tag indicates that the patch has been successfully tested (in
some environment) by the person named. This tag informs maintainers that

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