Larry Finger <larry.fin...@lwfinger.net> writes:
> On 10/12/2016 02:36 AM, Matthieu Moy wrote:
>> Larry Finger <larry.fin...@lwfinger.net> writes:
>>> On 10/11/2016 11:18 AM, Matthieu Moy wrote:
>>>> Larry Finger <larry.fin...@lwfinger.net> writes:
>>>>> That added information at the end is intended to be passed on to the
>>>>> stable group. In this case, the patch needs to be applied to kernel
>>>>> versions 4.8 and later.
>>>> OK, but where do people fetch this information from?
>>> This format is used in a patch for the kernel. When the patch is
>>> merged into mainline, sta...@vger.kernel.org gets sent an E-mail with
>>> a copy of the original patch. Maintainers of the indicated systems
>>> then merge the patch with their stable version.
>> Sorry, but this does not answer my question. I'll rephrase: when
>> people behind sta...@vger.kernel.org get the message, how do they know
>> which version of the kernel they should apply it to?
>>> I do not want it in the body of the message. I just want to pass a
>>> hint to the stable maintainer(s).
>> If it's not in the body of the message, then where is it?
> That information is supplied in the "Cc: Stable" line at the end.
OK, so it *is* in the body of the email message.
If I understand correctly, the important is that:
* "git send-email" should accept sending a message for a commit
containing a Cc: <address@host> [number] line.
* The message should be sent to <address@host>
But I still don't get why using the (4.8+) notation wouldn't work. It
would still end up in the Cc: line in the body of the message, and the
message would still be sent to the same address. It is *not* dropped
from the message, just from the email headers of the message being sent.