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Subjectstable-kernel-rules: wireless and netdev-FAQ
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Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> writes:

> On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 05:31:57PM +0300, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@redhat.com> writes:
>>
>> > On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:33:28AM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
>> >> Should the patch to wireless-drivers be annotated with a Stable reference so
>> >> that it is added to 4.12 and 4.13?
>> >
>> > According to Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt networking patches
>> > should not be marked cc:stable, instead a decent commit log should
>> > be written describing a bugfix. Which I believe it is done for
>> > this patch.
>>
>> But that's for net and net-next trees, not for wireless trees. With
>> wireless patches we use "Cc: stable@..." references.
>
> Oh, ok. I was confused by below part of
> Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
> (because wireless drivers are located in drivers/net/)
>
> - If the patch covers files in net/ or drivers/net please follow netdev stable
> submission guidelines as described in
> Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt

Yeah, that's confusing and should be clarified that wireless follows
traditional stable process. IIRC bluetooth does the same so it's not
just wireless.

Any volunteers to fix it? :)

--
Kalle Valo

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