4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
------------------ From: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangc...@gmail.com> [ Upstream commit 75d4e704fa8d2cf33ff295e5b441317603d7f9fd ] Per discussion with David at netconf 2018, let's clarify DaveM's position of handling stable backports in netdev-FAQ. This is important for people relying on upstream -stable releases. Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org> Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangc...@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <da...@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org> --- Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt | 9 +++++++++ 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+) --- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt +++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt @@ -168,6 +168,15 @@ A: No. See above answer. In short, if dash marker line as described in Documentation/SubmittingPatches to temporarily embed that information into the patch that you send. +Q: Are all networking bug fixes backported to all stable releases? + +A: Due to capacity, Dave could only take care of the backports for the last + 2 stable releases. For earlier stable releases, each stable branch maintainer + is supposed to take care of them. If you find any patch is missing from an + earlier stable branch, please notify sta...@vger.kernel.org with either a + commit ID or a formal patch backported, and CC Dave and other relevant + networking developers. + Q: Someone said that the comment style and coding convention is different for the networking content. Is this true?