Re: [PATCH] Documentation: -stable rules: upstream commit IDrequirement reworded
From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Fri Apr 02 2010 - 12:11:30 EST
On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:01:52 +0200 (CEST) Stefan Richter wrote:
> It is a hard requirement to include the upstream commit ID in the
> changelog of a -stable submission, not just a courtesy to the stable
> team. This concerns only mail submission though, which is no longer
> the only way into stable. (Also, fix a double "the".)
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Looks good to me. Thanks.
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt | 9 ++++-----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> Index: b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> --- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
> @@ -18,16 +18,15 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accept
> - It cannot contain any "trivial" fixes in it (spelling changes,
> whitespace cleanups, etc).
> - It must follow the Documentation/SubmittingPatches rules.
> - - It or an equivalent fix must already exist in Linus' tree. Quote the
> - respective commit ID in Linus' tree in your patch submission to -stable.
> + - It or an equivalent fix must already exist in Linus' tree (upstream).
> Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
> - Send the patch, after verifying that it follows the above rules, to
> - stable@xxxxxxxxxxx
> - - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the
> - the tag
> + stable@xxxxxxxxxxx You must note the upstream commit ID in the changelog
> + of your submission.
> + - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the tag
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
> 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
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