Re: Is Fixes line enough?

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Oct 23 2018 - 10:35:09 EST

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:05:20AM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> Greg,
> A question has come up on the linux-wireless ML. If a patch has a "Fixes"
> line, is that sufficient to get it flagged as a patch in Stable, or is a
> "Cc: Stable" line also needed?

No, a "Fixes" line is not sufficient enough, stable@ will get the
attention of my scripts properly and will always be looked at.
Sometimes I look at the fixes: tag, if I have nothing else to do (not
something that's happened in the past few months), and sometimes Sasha's
scripts will pick up on that tag, but not always.

So to be sure, always use cc: stable@ like the stable_kernel_rules.txt
file says to do.


greg k-h