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Subject[PATCH 5.0 197/238] stable-kernel-rules.rst: add link to networking patch queue
5.0-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

commit a41e8f25fa8f8f67360d88eb0eebbabe95a64bdf upstream.

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 <>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
@@ -38,6 +38,9 @@ Procedure for submitting patches to the
- 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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