Commit 959fb1c5 authored by Stefan Richter's avatar Stefan Richter Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

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: default avatarStefan Richter <stefanr@s5r6.in-berlin.de>
Acked-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
parent c81eddb0
......@@ -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
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