[PATCH 1/2] patman: Add option to suppress empty changelog entries

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Sat Mar 21 20:17:51 CET 2020

Hi Sean,

On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 at 12:44, Sean Anderson <seanga2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/21/20 10:42 AM, Simon Glass wrote:
> > Hi Sean,
> >
> > I can see the value here, particularly for the 'new' case. But I
> > actually appreciate the positive confirmation that nothing changed.
> > Sometimes people send patches and fail to add a change log.
> Hm, I don't know if this patch would affect that. If there are no
> "Series-changes" tags, we just get nothing (vs. a bunch of "None"s).
> > What happens if a patch has no changes at all since v1? Do you think
> > we should always report 'None' for the last version?
> In my opinion, I think we should report nothing. Of course, this patch
> is entirely for aesthetics. It's perfectly valid to do one thing or
> another. In my patches, I like to emulate what I would write if I was
> doing it by hand.

But as a reviewer, for a v2...n patchset I really do want to see a
change log. If nothing has changed I want to know that, and the
absence of a change log is not enough to convince me that there are no

While you have structured your patch as an option, it would be better
to make it the default, so long as we can avoid confusion.

Perhaps we should have something like '(no changes since v1)' added in
this case?


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