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authorLinus Torvalds <>2014-08-06 21:03:53 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-08-06 21:03:53 -0700
commit158c12948f3012fbe15f066f308db23502d3db0a (patch)
tree7ff4843e1818ebf4a3d0877a3db8756327719fa2 /Documentation/SubmittingPatches
parent172bfe09dc52aef29f9c5c0bd9f77a558120faf4 (diff)
parent51a7097426f2243e192df4979c2bf197e6f2ce61 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://
Pull trivial tree changes from Jiri Kosina: "Summer edition of trivial tree updates" * 'for-linus' of git:// (23 commits) doc: fix two typos in watchdog-api.txt irq-gic: remove file name from heading comment MAINTAINERS: Add miscdevice.h to file list for char/misc drivers. scsi: mvsas: mv_sas.c: Fix for possible null pointer dereference doc: replace "practise" with "practice" in Documentation befs: remove check for CONFIG_BEFS_RW scsi: doc: fix 'SCSI_NCR_SETUP_MASTER_PARITY' drivers/usb/phy/phy.c: remove a leading space mfd: fix comment cpuidle: fix comment doc: hpfall.c: fix missing null-terminate after strncpy call usb: doc: hotplug.txt code typos kbuild: fix comment in Makefile.modinst SH: add proper prompt to SH_MAGIC_PANEL_R2_VERSION ARM: msm: Remove MSM_SCM crypto: Remove MPILIB_EXTRA doc: CN: remove dead link, no longer works media: update reference, no longer works hexagon: update reference, no longer works doc: LSM: update reference, no longer works ...
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@@ -396,13 +396,13 @@ you are responsible for last-minute changes. Example :
[ struct foo moved from foo.c to foo.h]
Signed-off-by: Lucky K Maintainer <>
-This practise is particularly helpful if you maintain a stable branch and
+This practice is particularly helpful if you maintain a stable branch and
want at the same time to credit the author, track changes, merge the fix,
and protect the submitter from complaints. Note that under no circumstances
can you change the author's identity (the From header), as it is the one
which appears in the changelog.
-Special note to back-porters: It seems to be a common and useful practise
+Special note to back-porters: It seems to be a common and useful practice
to insert an indication of the origin of a patch at the top of the commit
message (just after the subject line) to facilitate tracking. For instance,
here's what we see in 2.6-stable :