Subject line use and patch revision history
If you are sending your patch without the aid of git-send-email or a similar tool, please add the “PATCH” prefix to the subject, e.g.
Subject: [PATCH] FIX: media/foo.lua: Update media stream pattern
If you are posting a new revision of the initial patch, please use the ‘v’ prefix. This tells the people on the list the revision of the patch you are posting. For example:
Subject: [PATCH v2] FIX: media/foo.lua: Update media stream pattern
Although the use of the ‘v’ prefix is not required it is a highly recommended practice: this makes it easier to follow the evolution of a patch.
- See also commit message notes
When you are posting a new revision of the previous patch, in addition to the subject line prefix use discussed above, subject line changes discussed above – please list briefly the changes since the last patch, e.g.:
Subject: [PATCH v3] FIX: media/foo.lua: Update media stream pattern This patch fixes the media stream pattern, reflecting the recent changes made to the website foo. Changes since v2: * Rewrite parse: return all available streams Changes since v1: * Replace all remaining tabs with 2 wspaces * Use 2 wspaces for each indentation level Signed-off-by: Name <email> ----