Commit:     46cdf871d9970b9252469531f9efd4a17243bb0b
Parent:     2952755ce364b81f904b49397f6b0004dead2c9f
Author:     Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Fri Feb 8 23:26:02 2008 +0100
Committer:  Greg Kroah-Hartman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Thu Feb 21 15:27:07 2008 -0800

    stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainline
    stable_kernel_rules: fix must already be in mainline
    Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt |    7 +++++--
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt 
index c815c52..4cfc788 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
@@ -16,8 +16,9 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accepted, and which ones 
are not, into the
    race can be exploited is also provided.
  - It cannot contain any "trivial" fixes in it (spelling changes,
    whitespace cleanups, etc).
- - It must be accepted by the relevant subsystem maintainer.
  - 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.
 Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
@@ -28,7 +29,9 @@ Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:
    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.
+   other developers and by the relevant subsystem maintainer.
+ - If the [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 [EMAIL PROTECTED] address.
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