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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -stable] Add USB PID for new MOSCHIP USB ethernet controller MCS7832 variant
    On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:27:12PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 09:07:37PM +0100, Andreas Mohr wrote:
    > > Due to active notification of the new MCS7832 version by the manufacturer
    > > today (Mr. Milton; thanks!) -- quote: "functionality same as MCS7830",
    > > I'm now submitting this patch, intended for networking.git and -stable.
    > This is not how you get stuff into the stable kernel trees, sorry.
    > Please read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt for how to do that.

    From having read that perhaps 2 or 3 times (randomly)
    and following a couple dozen -stable mails I had the impression that
    remembering the constraints would be quite easy; obviously not - sorry!
    Did have some doubts about the number of hunks, though.
    And obviously violated the "must be upstream" rule.

    So what to do?
    Shovel patch as-is to networking only (optionally specifying the
    somewhat unclearly formulated Cc: stable mechanism)?
    Or rather minimalist-reduce the patch, then dito?

    > Sometimes I wonder why we even write documentation if no one ever reads
    > it...

    I could also mention some (strangely familiar) cases where people _didn't_
    write kernel docs which many people likely would have liked to read
    to avoid wasting half-millions of dollars... *smirk*


    Andreas Mohr

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