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Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:31:47 -0400
From: Steven Rostedt <>
To: Greg KH <>
Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <>, Petr Mladek <>, Joe
 Perches <>, Ian Campbell <>, Sergey
 Senozhatsky <>,,, Catalin
 Marinas <>, Will Deacon <>,
 William Roberts <>, Chris Fries
 <>, Dave Weinstein <>
Subject: Re: [RFC V2 0/6] add more kernel pointer filter

As Greg stated that he helped author the patch, you can ignore this
email. Sorry for the noise.

-- Steve

On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:28:15 -0400
Steven Rostedt <> wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:42:33 +0200
> Greg KH <> wrote:
> > > Is correct protocol for me to add your Signed-off-by tag to each patch from this RFC? Or is the
> > > protocol for you to add the tag yourself when the real version is posted?     
> > 
> > You can add my signed-off-by to your new patches,  
> I was always told that one should never add someone else's
> signed-off-by, because that's not what it means. 
> I was told that this would be an Acked-by or Reviewed-by.
> From Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:
> ====
> 12) When to use Acked-by: and Cc:
> ---------------------------------
> The Signed-off-by: tag indicates that the signer was involved in the
> development of the patch, or that he/she was in the patch's delivery path.
> If a person was not directly involved in the preparation or handling of a
> patch but wishes to signify and record their approval of it then they can
> ask to have an Acked-by: line added to the patch's changelog.
> Acked-by: is often used by the maintainer of the affected code when that
> maintainer neither contributed to nor forwarded the patch.
> Acked-by: is not as formal as Signed-off-by:.  It is a record that the acker
> has at least reviewed the patch and has indicated acceptance.  Hence patch
> mergers will sometimes manually convert an acker's "yep, looks good to me"
> into an Acked-by: (but note that it is usually better to ask for an
> explicit ack).
> ====
> -- Steve

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