[FFmpeg-devel] Patchwork attribution

Gyan ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Thu Apr 18 13:40:40 EEST 2019

On 18-04-2019 03:25 PM, Timo Rothenpieler wrote:
> On 18/04/2019 09:49, Gyan wrote:
>> Patchwork can incorrectly assign ownership. See 
>> https://patchwork.ffmpeg.org/patch/12680/
>> The author is Sam John as identified by Message ID as well as the 
>> From field in the headers, yet Patchwork attributes this patch to 
>> "Oliver Collyer via ffmpeg-devel", a name which appears nowhere in 
>> the headers or in the submitted patch. The downloaded mbox patch 
>> shows the same wrong attribution. Does anyone know what's going on?
>> Gyan
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> This happens due to Mailman having to rewrite peoples E-Mail addresses 
> if they have strong DKIM/DMARC configured on their sending Domain.
> If that is the case, only the server of the actual Domain who owns the 
> right private key can send E-Mails under the name of that Domain.
> So for mailing lists to be able to send on the messages, they are 
> forced to change the sender address.
> In the case of this list:
> Sam John <samjohn at google.com>
> gets translated to.
> Sam John via ffmpeg-devel <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>

Ok.  Then shouldn't it assign 'Sam John via ffmpeg-devel' as the author? 
It did do that for 'Oliver Collyer via ffmpeg-devel', the string wrongly 
substituted here.
This looks like a parser failure in Patchwork.


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