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?
> This point is clarified in the thread
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=147625930203434&w=2, which is
> with my upstream maintainer.
Which explicitly states that the syntax is not [$number], but # $number,