Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:52:04 -0800 From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@...il.com> To: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Cc: kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com 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: > > > > http://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2017/01/05/19 > > 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 kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com? > ([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: http://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2016/12/10/8. I agree with dropping the forced Reply-To, to be consistent with other LKML mailing lists. Thanks for fixing it! Eric
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