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SubjectRe: [PATCH] stable_kernel_rules: Add clause about specification of kernel versions to patch.
On Mon, Feb 09, 2015 at 03:39:23PM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> From: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
>
> Signed-off-by: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>
> ---
> Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt | 10 ++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> index aee73e7..82c097a 100644
> --- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> @@ -41,6 +41,16 @@ Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
> 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.
> + - The kernel versions, to which the patch should be applied, can be
> + specified in the following format in the sign-off area:
> +
> + Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 3.3.x
> +
> + The tag has the meaning of:
> + git cherry-pick <this commit>
> +
> + For each "-stable" tree starting with the specified version.
> +
> - If the patch requires other patches as prerequisites which can be
> cherry-picked, then this can be specified in the following format in
> the sign-off area:
> --
> 1.7.11.7

This doesn't apply to the tree, what kernel version did you make it
against? Can you make it against Linus's latest tree and resend it?

thanks,

greg k-h


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