Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org> writes: > On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 05:14:22PM +0100, christophe leroy wrote: >> Le 10/03/2018 à 15:52, Greg Kroah-Hartman a écrit : >> > On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 08:27:54AM +0100, christophe leroy wrote: >> > > Le 10/03/2018 à 01:10, Greg Kroah-Hartman a écrit : >> > > > On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 04:48:59PM +0100, Christophe Leroy wrote: >> > > > > Upstream 326691ad4f179e6edc7eb1271e618dd673e4736d >> > > > >> > > > There is no such git commit id in Linus's tree :( >> > > > >> > > > Please fix up and resend the series. >> > > >> > > I checked again, it is there >> > > >> > > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/arch/powerpc/mm/slice.c?h=next-20180309&id=326691ad4f179e6edc7eb1271e618dd673e4736d >> > >> > That is linux-next, which has everything and the kitchen sink. It is >> > not Linus's tree. Please wait for these things to be merged into >> > Linus's tree before asking for the to be merged into the stable tree. >> > That's a requirement. >> >> Oops, sorry, I thought everything on kernel.org was official. > > That would be a whole lot of "official" :) > > Please read: > https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/stable-kernel-rules.html > for what the rules are here, if you haven't already. > >> Once it is in, do I resend the patches or do I just ping you ? > > You would need to resend the patches (if they need backporting > manually), or just send a list of the git commit ids that are needed to > be applied (usually easier.) > > Also, why were these patches not tagged with the stable tag to start > with? That way they would be automatically included in the stable tree > when they hit Linus's tree.
Because they're fairly large and invasive and not well tested on other platforms, so the maintainer is not comfortable with them going straight to stable :) Once they've had some testing in Linus' tree at least, then we'll ask for a backport if there's no issues. Sorry for the confusion. cheers