@@ -67,7 +67,16 @@ Patch content inline or attached
* The first line of commit message is taken from the email's subject
line following [PATCH]. The remaining portion of the commit message
is the email's content until the '---' line.
-* git format-patch is one way to create this format
+* git format-patch is one way to create this format. In order to get
+ useful path names in the diffstat, the "--stat=1000 --stat-graph-width=20"
+ options should be used.
+* If a patch is being submitted by someone other than the orginal
+ author, then the orginal author's Signed-off-by/Contributed-under lines
+ should be first, followed by the Signed-off-by/Contributed-under lines
+ of the patch submitter. Any changes made by the submitter should be
+ noted above the submitter's Signed-off-by line. If git is being used
+ to prepare the patches, the git author of the commit corresponding to
+ the patch should be owned by the original author (git commit --author).
=== Definitions for sample patch email ===