Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 3.18 04/98] USB: qcserial: Fix support for HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Modem

From: BjÃrn Mork
Date: Fri Oct 26 2018 - 05:02:38 EST

Johan Hovold <johan@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Note that the stable tag above lacks a version comment (e.g. "# 4.19"),
> but I can see how that may be too subtle to convey this (and not all
> maintainers use those). Perhaps an explicit comment should just be added
> in such cases.

I have always thought that the inclusion of a "Fixes" tag made such
comments redundant. A simple "git tag --contains .." returns the same
info, and is more likely to be correct...

Or am I missing something?

I see the problem with matching up fixes to backported commits, but I've
assumed the stable maintainers all keep a small "database" of backported
commits to make such tasks easier. That's what I would have done, and
they are much smarter than me ;-)