Patches should be based in the root kernel source directory, not in any lower subdirectory. If your code looks better with a violation then its probably best left alone. Do not send more than 15 patches at once to the vger mailing lists!!! For instance, if you configured the diff. For binary files, outputs two - instead of saying 0 0. Many kernel-related lists are hosted on vger.
See more details on the proper patch format in the following references. This ignores differences even if one line has whitespace where the other line has none. File modes are printed as 6-digit octal numbers including the file type and file permission bits. Multiple values are separated by comma, none resets previous values, default reset the list to new and all is a shorthand for old,new,context. If you fix a bug or create a new feature — do it in a separate branch! The parameters, when given, are used to limit the diff to the named paths you can give directory names and get diff for all files under them. This document will discuss common invocations of git diff and diffing work flow patterns.
The defaults to plain, and must be one of: color Highlight changed words using only colors. Attending conferences can be a good way to find developers who can sign your key. By default, words are delimited by whitespace; see --word-diff-regex below. When this option is not given, and the configuration variable diff. Git uses the best format, diff -u. This may change to a more sensible mode in the future.
If multiple pathnames have the same rank they match the same pattern but no earlier patterns , their output order relative to each other is the normal order. This tag documents that potentially interested parties have been included in the discussion. You will most likely not need this information. Whether your patch is a one-line bug fix or 5000 lines of a new feature, there must be an underlying problem that motivated you to do this work. The regex can also be set via a diff driver or configuration option, see or. Each chunk is prepended by a header inclosed within symbols.
Can be used only when comparing the working tree with the index. It is challenging to be both succinct and descriptive, but that is what a well-written summary should do. This is independent of the --full-index option above, which controls the diff-patch output format. I do not have access to that worker's pc or branch that was used to generate this diff file. Code review is a tiring and time-consuming process, and reviewers sometimes get grumpy. This will create a new tag identifying the last commit in the series and containing a signature created with your private key. A diffstat is especially useful on bigger patches.
All the file1 files in the output refer to files before the commit, and all the file2 files refer to files after the commit. Bear in mind that the summary phrase of your email becomes a globally-unique identifier for that patch. The summary phrase may later be used in developer discussions which refer to the patch. Acked-by: does not necessarily indicate acknowledgement of the entire patch. Please note that if the bug was reported in private, then ask for permission first before using the Reported-by tag. Added another line to test file Adding a third line to test file If we run the git status command we will observe that we have a file that has been modified and is ready to be moved to the staging area.
The default non-cumulative behavior can be specified with the noncumulative parameter. It does require a little set up though. We discussed different diffing strategies such as how to diff files in branches and specific commits. This is a very expensive operation for large projects, so use it with caution. Of course, run your tests again to make sure nothing got borked. Any combination of the filter characters including none can be used.
The bordering lines of two adjacent blocks are considered interesting, the rest is uninteresting. You should clone my repository and create a new branch for the fix you have in mind. It propagates all the way into the git changelog. All files with pathnames that do not match any pattern are output last, as if there was an implicit match-all pattern at the end of the file. This flag makes the command inspect unmodified files as candidates for the source of copy.
Spend extra cycles to find renames, copies and complete rewrites very expensive. This tag also assists the stable kernel team in determining which stable kernel versions should receive your fix. What are considered whitespace errors is controlled by core. This benefits both the maintainers and reviewers. A combined diff format looks like this: diff --combined describe.
Diff drivers override configuration settings. See the description of the --diff-filter option on what the status letters mean. After that, all the commands print one output line per changed file. If the patch application fails and if the commits the diff was generated from are actually in your repo, you can use the -3 option of apply that tries to merge in the changes. Show only modification, rename, and copy, but not addition or deletion. Now, you have a patch for the fix you wrote. Each changed line is prepended with a + or - symbol indicating which version of the diff input the changes come from.