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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*


Thanks,

Andreas Mohr


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