[PATCH] ehci-hcd: remove useless timeout

Aleksey Kuleshov rndfax at yandex.ru
Fri Mar 4 07:03:45 PST 2016

>     https://github.com/maximeh/buildroot/tree/master/board/calao/qil-a9260/patches/barebox
> It is reasonable to have as much author(s) information as possible. So your Sob will be
> very usable if somebody who works with the patch.

This patch has "From:" field and exactly the same "Signed-off-by:" field.
So no new additional information Sob gives you here.

The Sob indeed will give you simplification when you want to squash many-many commits
by many-many authors and for god's sake you don't want to reclaim ownership of each commit!
But again, does Barebox facing such cases?
Does it really necessary to follow all linux-related work process rules? Just look at this:

    Signed-off-by: James Hogan <james.hogan at imgtec.com>
    Fixes: e9de688dac65 ("irqchip: mips-gic: Support local interrupts")
    Cc: Andrew Bresticker <abrestic at chromium.org>
    Cc: Qais Yousef <qais.yousef at imgtec.com>
    Cc: Paul Burton <paul.burton at imgtec.com>
    Cc: Jason Cooper <jason at lakedaemon.net>
    Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
    Cc: linux-mips at linux-mips.org
    Reviewed-by: Andrew Bresticker <abrestic at chromium.org>
    Patchwork: https://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/9081/
    Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf at linux-mips.org>

That's something! Because many people are invlolved. Linux is a huge machine.
Barebox is not Linux.

And just for comparsion, this is from Barebox:
commit a6f73ec52f5c794938aa14b1264375228890f12c
Author: Ulrich Ölmann <u.oelmann at pengutronix.de>
Date:   Thu Feb 4 08:25:24 2016 +0100

    docs: fix typos

    Signed-off-by: Ulrich Ölmann <u.oelmann at pengutronix.de>
    Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de>

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/barebox/barebox,state.rst b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/barebox/barebox,state.rst
index d1b0627..d507657 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/barebox/barebox,state.rst
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/barebox/barebox,state.rst
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ Variable nodes

 These are subnodes of a state node each describing a single
 variable. The node name may end with ``@<ADDRESS>``, but the suffix is
-sripped from the variable name.
+stripped from the variable name.

 State variables have a type. Currenty supported types are: ``uint8``,
 ``uint32``, ``enum32``, ``mac`` address or ``string``. Variable length

> Here is a poor example: patch without any comments at all, it's very difficult to trace origins
> of this patch:
>     https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/blob/master/target/linux/ar71xx/patches-4.4/200-MIPS-ath79-fix-ar933x-wmac-reset.patch

Indeed, plain patches lacks origins.
1) That's why everyone here uses "git send-email" so that "git am"
will apply patch with proper "Author:" field.
2) In the case of openwrt patch, why do anyone needs the origins anyway?
If this patch breaks something - fix with new one, if not - okay then.
If you know that that patch was written by Some Person - what this will give you?

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