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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-23 13:35:03 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-23 13:35:03 -0800
commitf793067eb91afa37904d33075bd44fd8b2774b8a (patch)
tree909cb1b829eae74d51dcaff918bcd252c54ed0e8 /Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
parentf988dac7fe4eb1ab0c7b1c5dc6d847f6aad5a1cd (diff)
parent8042273801059884da2d53bbca34575d090b6f4e (diff)
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-core-2.6: devtmpfs: unlock mutex in case of string allocation error Driver core: export platform_device_register_data as a GPL symbol driver core: Prevent reference to freed memory on error path Driver-core: Fix bogus 0 error return in device_add() Driver core: driver_attribute parameters can often be const* Driver core: bin_attribute parameters can often be const* Driver core: device_attribute parameters can often be const* Doc/stable rules: add new cherry-pick logic vfs: get_sb_single() - do not pass options twice devtmpfs: Convert dirlock to a mutex
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diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
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--- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
@@ -26,13 +26,33 @@ 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
+ 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
+ or subsystem maintainer.
+ - If the patch requires other patches as prerequisites which can be
+ cherry-picked than this can be specified in the following format in
+ the sign-off area:
+ Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .32.x: a1f84a3: sched: Check for idle
+ Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .32.x: 1b9508f: sched: Rate-limit newidle
+ Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .32.x: fd21073: sched: Fix affinity logic
+ Cc: <stable@kernel.org> # .32.x
+ Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
+ The tag sequence has the meaning of:
+ git cherry-pick a1f84a3
+ git cherry-pick 1b9508f
+ git cherry-pick fd21073
+ git cherry-pick <this commit>
- The sender will receive an ACK when the patch has been accepted into the
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 and by the relevant subsystem maintainer.
- - If the stable@kernel.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 security@kernel.org address.

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