|author||Stefan Richter <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2008-02-08 23:26:02 +0100|
|committer||Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>||2008-02-21 15:27:07 -0800|
stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainline
stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainline Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
index c815c5206e8..4cfc78835bc 100644
@@ -16,8 +16,9 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accepted, and which ones are not, into the
race can be exploited is also provided.
- It cannot contain any "trivial" fixes in it (spelling changes,
whitespace cleanups, etc).
- - It must be accepted by the relevant subsystem maintainer.
- 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.
Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
@@ -28,7 +29,9 @@ Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
queue, or a NAK if the patch is rejected. This response might take a few
days, according to the developer's schedules.
- If accepted, the patch will be added to the -stable queue, for review by
- other developers.
+ other developers and by the relevant subsystem maintainer.
+ - If the firstname.lastname@example.org address is added to a patch, when it goes into
+ Linus's tree it will automatically be emailed to the stable team.
- Security patches should not be sent to this alias, but instead to the
documented email@example.com address.