Can we stop posting as [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated?

Ira Cooper samba at
Thu Jul 8 06:30:53 MDT 2010

Is there a way to hack the git hook to do the right thing, and send
out the topic as the actual description of the commit?

IE: 90b1a1d - s3: Add SMB2 performance counters.

Just a thought,


On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> For a while now, it has annoyed me a little to try and guess what a
> thread on the mailing list is, when it has such a generic subject.  Part
> of this has happend in the move from SVN, as GIT no longer has a
> directory name in the subject of the notification e-mails.
> In my attempts to set a good example on this, when I've posted a
> follow-up to someone commit message, I've tried in general to select the
> relevant patch name and use it as the subject.
> I'm wondering if I can encourage this as something that we should all
> adopt?  At the moment, we hide almost everything comment on every single
> commit under the same commit message.  It's not possible to tell from
> the subject if this comment is relevant to one's daily work.
> So, for example, a comment about Jermey's recent commit 's3: Add SMB2
> performance counters' would be retitled as Subject: s3: Add SMB2
> performance counters rather than [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch
> master updated
> (I would hate to go this far, but perhaps if it too easy to forget, we
> could have mailman ban replies with this generic subject.)
> What do people think?
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
> Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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