Re: [PATCH] firmware: arm_scpi: Add hardware dependencies

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Jan 27 2017 - 04:01:09 EST

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 09:53:17AM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:15:45 +0000, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> > > (...)
> > > As a side note, there's no finger-pointing implied by Fixes: tags. They
> > > are only meant to help people backporting patches, so that they know if
> > > something they backported is later fixed up. It does not imply anything
> > > regarding how serious the problem was.
> >
> > Yes, but sometimes it's taken for stable tree
> Really? I would expect that only patches tagged with "Cc:
> stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", or explicitly sent to that list, are
> considered for stable trees. Greg, you don't pick commits for stable
> trees just because they have a "Fixes:" tag, do you?

Sometimes I do, usually because the maintainer has forgotten to put the
stable cc: (some subsystems are really bad about this), or because it
fixes a patch that was previous backported to stable.

I also take other patches that have no markings at all for stable trees,
depending on what they do, or who recommends them. I try to scan all
commits for stuff that should be included that someone forgot to put a
stable@ cc: on.

But, just because you put a Fixes: tag, does not mean it will always go
into stable, because I do miss things at times. If you know it should
go there, please always put the correct CC: tag.


greg k-h