|author||Stefan Richter <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-04-01 22:01:52 +0200|
|committer||Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>||2010-04-22 15:24:56 -0700|
Documentation: -stable rules: upstream commit ID requirement reworded
It is a hard requirement to include the upstream commit ID in the changelog of a -stable submission, not just a courtesy to the stable team. This concerns only mail submission though, which is no longer the only way into stable. (Also, fix a double "the".) Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
index 5effa5bd993..e213f45cf9d 100644
@@ -18,16 +18,15 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accepted, and which ones are not, into the
- It cannot contain any "trivial" fixes in it (spelling changes,
whitespace cleanups, etc).
- 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.
+ - It or an equivalent fix must already exist in Linus' tree (upstream).
Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
- Send the patch, after verifying that it follows the above rules, to
- - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the
- the tag
+ email@example.com. You must note the upstream commit ID in the changelog
+ of your submission.
+ - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the tag
in the sign-off area. Once the patch is merged it will be applied to
the stable tree without anything else needing to be done by the author