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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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