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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -stable] Add USB PID for new MOSCHIP USB ethernet controller MCS7832 variant
    [trimmed receivers since it's less relevant]

    On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 01:13:54PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:05:10PM +0100, Andreas Mohr wrote:
    > > 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?
    >
    > Read the line in that file that says:
    > - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree,
    > add the tag
    > Cc: stable@kernel.org
    > in the sign-off area. Once the patch is merged it will be
    > applied to the stable tree without anything else needing to
    > be done by the author or subsystem maintainer.
    >
    > > Shovel patch as-is to networking only (optionally specifying the
    > > somewhat unclearly formulated Cc: stable mechanism)?
    > > Or rather minimalist-reduce the patch, then dito?
    >
    > See above.

    Hmm, that doesn't fully answer it.
    Anyway, I know what I'll do.

    > > > 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*
    >
    > Examples? And are those people likely to put up the money to write
    > those docs? That's the big problem, people like to complain, but not
    > pay anyone to do the work...

    I was sheepishly referring to an earlier patch.
    Indeed, there's too much complaining and a dearth of activity sometimes.

    > thanks,
    >
    > greg k-h

    Andreas Mohr


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