On 10/12/2016 10:45 AM, Matthieu Moy wrote:
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,

Yes it does; however v2.10.0 mangles this into

Stable <sta...@vger.kernel.org#4.8+>

and my mailer refuses to send that.


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