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Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:52:04 -0800
From: Eric Biggers <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [RFCv2 PATCH 00/18] refcount_t API + usage

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:44:30AM +0100, Solar Designer wrote:
> I dropped all CC's since this sub-thread is only relevant to those
> receiving this via the kernel-hardening mailing list.
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 09:20:08AM +0000, Reshetova, Elena wrote:
> > Really wonder how it happened that Peter was dropped out of that thread and all other mails were correct.
> > Anyway, here was the mail:
> > 
> >
> I'm afraid the kernel-hardening mailing list setup may be at fault.
> On this list, as well as on most others at Openwall, we introduce the
> Reply-To header pointing to the list.  This is meant to keep discussions
> on the list, avoiding inadvertent off-list responses.  However, this has
> a well-known unfortunate side-effect: many MUAs will then only use this
> Reply-To address and not the previous message's From address when doing
> a reply-to-all.  This will keep everyone from the previous message's CC,
> but the From person may be missing from the reply.  In Mutt, after
> pressing "g" for group-reply, to keep the From person on the reply one
> has to answer "n" to the "Reply to
> ([yes]/no)" question, in which case the reply is also sent to the list,
> but via a CC.  This is counter-intuitive.
> With this list's practice (inherited from LKML) to CC lots of people and
> other relevant lists on almost every posting, and with many people
> actively participating in discussions not being subscriber to this very
> list, perhaps we should reconsider and drop the forced Reply-To header.
> In fact, I've just made this change.  Please let me know if you think I
> shouldn't have - that is, that we should reintroduce the forced Reply-To.
> Alexander

Yes that is probably what happened.  In fact it happened to me on a different
thread last month:
I agree with dropping the forced Reply-To, to be consistent with other LKML
mailing lists.  Thanks for fixing it!


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