Commit 8ee25f6f authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman's avatar Greg Kroah-Hartman Committed by Jonathan Corbet
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Documentation/process: add Co-Developed-by: tag for patches with multiple authors

Sometimes a single patch is the result of multiple authors.  As git only
can have one "author" of a patch, it is still good to properly give
credit to the other developers of a commit.  To address this, document
the "Co-Developed-by:" tag which can be used to show other authors of
the patch.

Note, these other authors must also provide a Signed-off-by: tag as it
is their work that is being submitted here.
Reported-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <>
Acked-by: default avatarBorislav Petkov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
parent 47427379
......@@ -213,6 +213,11 @@ The tags in common use are:
which can be found in Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst. Code without a
proper signoff cannot be merged into the mainline.
- Co-Developed-by: states that the patch was also created by another developer
along with the original author. This is useful at times when multiple
people work on a single patch. Note, this person also needs to have a
Signed-off-by: line in the patch as well.
- Acked-by: indicates an agreement by another developer (often a
maintainer of the relevant code) that the patch is appropriate for
inclusion into the kernel.
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