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authorStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>2010-04-01 22:01:52 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2010-04-22 15:24:56 -0700
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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 <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
index 5effa5bd993..e213f45cf9d 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
@@ -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
- stable@kernel.org.
- - To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the
- the tag
+ stable@kernel.org. 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
Cc: stable@kernel.org
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