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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.20 000/111] 4.20.4-stable review
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:48:24AM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: Ian Kumlien <>
> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:38:11 +0100
> > Hi David,
> >
> > could we have your blessing to add the following patch to -stable for 4.20.4:
> > commit 41d1c8839e5f8cb781cc635f12791decee8271b7
> > Author: Paolo Abeni <>
> > Date: Tue Jan 8 18:45:05 2019 +0100
> >
> > net: clear skb->tstamp in bridge forwarding path
> It is already in my -stable queue:
> I honestly don't know why I bother putting forth such an effort to publish
> what is in my -stable queue if people don't bother checking it. :-(

We should add a link to it in the stable_rules.rst file so that more
people know to check it.

Something like the patch below?


greg k-h


Subject: [PATCH] stable-kernel-rules.rst: add link to networking patch queue

The networking maintainer keeps a public list of the patches being
queued up for the next round of stable releases. Be sure to check there
before asking for a patch to be applied so that you do not waste
people's time.

Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

diff --git a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
index 0de6f6145cc6..7ba8cd567f84 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
@@ -38,6 +38,9 @@ Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree
- If the patch covers files in net/ or drivers/net please follow netdev stable
submission guidelines as described in
:ref:`Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst <netdev-FAQ>`
+ after first checking the stable networking queue at
+ to ensure the requested patch is not already queued up.
- Security patches should not be handled (solely) by the -stable review
process but should follow the procedures in
:ref:`Documentation/admin-guide/security-bugs.rst <securitybugs>`.
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