Preparing your patch for submission
The git-produced patches are preferred because:
- They contain everything relevant (e.g. the contributor, the message)
- They are easy to generate, email and commit
Sign-off your patch
Each commit message of a patch must end to:
Signed-off-by: Name <email>
Indicating that you wrote the code and/or have the right to pass it on as a Free Software patch. With git, you can use the ‘-s’ switch to do this. It is understood by a number of different git commands.