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2014-07-09stable_kernel_rules: Add pointer to netdev-FAQ for network patchesDave Chiluk1-0/+3
Stable_kernel_rules should point submitters of network stable patches to the netdev_FAQ.txt as requests for stable network patches should go to netdev first. Signed-off-by: Dave Chiluk <chiluk@canonical.com> Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2014-04-16stable_kernel_rules: spelling/word usageBrian Norris1-1/+1
"than" should be "then" Signed-off-by: Brian Norris <computersforpeace@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-06-25stable: Allow merging of backports for serious user-visible performance issuesMel Gorman1-0/+6
Distribution kernel maintainers routinely backport fixes for users that were deemed important but not "something critical" as defined by the rules. To users of these kernels they are very serious and failing to fix them reduces the value of -stable. The problem is that the patches fixing these issues are often subtle and prone to regressions in other ways and need greater care and attention. To combat this, these "serious" backports should have a higher barrier to entry. This patch relaxes the rules to allow a distribution maintainer to merge to -stable a backported patch or small series that fixes a "serious" user-visible performance issue. They should include additional information on the user-visible bug affected and a link to the bugzilla entry if available. The same rules about the patch being already in mainline still apply. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-06-14stable: update references to older 2.6 versions for 3.xPaul Gortmaker1-5/+14
Also add information on where the respective trees are. Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com> Acked-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2012-01-24stable: update documentation to ask for kernel versionGreg Kroah-Hartman1-1/+2
It would save me an email round-trip asking which stable tree(s) that a patch should be applied to, so document that the tree number should be specified in the email request. Reported-by: Tomoya MORINAGA <tomoya.rohm@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2011-10-18Update email address for stable patch submissionJosh Boyer1-7/+7
The stable@kernel.org email address has been replaced with the stable@vger.kernel.org mailing list. Change the stable kernel rules to reference the new list instead of the semi-defunct email alias. CC: <stable@kernel.org> CC: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2010-04-22Documentation: -stable rules: upstream commit ID requirement rewordedStefan Richter1-5/+4
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>
2009-12-23Doc/stable rules: add new cherry-pick logicSebastian Andrzej Siewior1-2/+22
- it is possible to submit patches for the stable queue without sending them directly stable@kernel.org. If the tag (Cc: stable@kernel.org) is available in the sign-off area than hpa's script will filter them into the stable mailbox once it hits Linus' tree. - Patches which require others to be applied first can be also specified. This was discussued in http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/11/9/474 Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc> Cc: Brandon Philips <brandon@ifup.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2008-10-29Update stable tree documentationJosh Boyer1-0/+1
Update the documentation for the stable tree rules to reflect that device IDs and quirks are also suitable for -stable kernels. Signed-off-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2008-02-21stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainlineStefan Richter1-2/+5
stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainline Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-11-30Fix typos in /Documentation : MiscMatt LaPlante1-1/+1
This patch fixes typos in various Documentation txts. The patch addresses some misc words. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-10-03Fix "can not" in Documentation and KconfigMatt LaPlante1-2/+2
Randy brought it to my attention that in proper english "can not" should always be written "cannot". I donot see any reason to argue, even if I mightnot understand why this rule exists. This patch fixes "can not" in several Documentation files as well as three Kconfigs. Signed-off-by: Matt LaPlante <kernel1@cyberdogtech.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
2006-01-10[PATCH] Docs update: small fixes to stable_kernel_rules.txtJesper Juhl1-31/+29
Small spelling, formating & similar fixes to stable_kernel_rules.txt Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-07-29[PATCH] Add the rules about the -stable kernel releases to the Documentation ↵Greg KH1-0/+58
directory This was the last agreed upon set of rules, it's probably time we actually add them to the kernel tree to make them "official". Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

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