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authorMugunthan V N <>2013-04-29 16:18:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2013-04-29 18:28:20 -0700
commit8543ae1296f6ec1490c7afab6ae0fe97bf87ebf8 (patch)
parent74c8f4336da4319f886151a4246024e08b1a0eb3 (diff)
checkpatch: add Suggested-by as a standard signature
As people started using Suggested-by as standard signature, adding "Suggested-by" to the standard signature so that checkpatch won't generate warning when Suggested-by is used in patch signature Signed-off-by: Mugunthan V N <> Cc: Andy Whitcroft <> Cc: Joe Perches <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index aa0c1e63f050..6e97e73d87b5 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -420,7 +420,7 @@ person it names. This tag documents that potentially interested parties
have been included in the discussion
-14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by: and Reviewed-by:
+14) Using Reported-by:, Tested-by:, Reviewed-by: and Suggested-by:
If this patch fixes a problem reported by somebody else, consider adding a
Reported-by: tag to credit the reporter for their contribution. Please
@@ -468,6 +468,13 @@ done on the patch. Reviewed-by: tags, when supplied by reviewers known to
understand the subject area and to perform thorough reviews, will normally
increase the likelihood of your patch getting into the kernel.
+A Suggested-by: tag indicates that the patch idea is suggested by the person
+named and ensures credit to the person for the idea. Please note that this
+tag should not be added without the reporter's permission, especially if the
+idea was not posted in a public forum. That said, if we diligently credit our
+idea reporters, they will, hopefully, be inspired to help us again in the
15) The canonical patch format
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 3a7600d12783..b954de58304f 100755
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -281,6 +281,7 @@ our $signature_tags = qr{(?xi:
+ Suggested-by:|