[PATCH] SubmittingPatches: Clarify requirements for patches directed toward stable

From: Luke Dashjr
Date: Wed May 13 2015 - 20:12:01 EST

I misunderstood this section as simply asking me to add an email Cc, and
was unaware of the existence of Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt.
Hopefully this clarification will help save maintainers and new/rare
submitters time in the future.

Signed-off-by: Luke Dashjr <luke-jr+git@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index b03a832..86ae82e 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -299,7 +299,9 @@ toward the stable maintainers by putting a line like this:

Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

-into your patch.
+into the sign-off area of your patch (note, not only as an email recipient).
+You should also read Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt in addition to
+this file.

Note, however, that some subsystem maintainers want to come to their own
conclusions on which patches should go to the stable trees. The networking

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