[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "stable_kernel_rules: Add pointer to netdev-FAQ for network patches" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Mon Sep 15 22:07:35 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    stable_kernel_rules: Add pointer to netdev-FAQ for network patches

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From 186f7081067250f7024a6c5cfd0dab68937d9751 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Dave Chiluk <chiluk at canonical.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:11:26 -0500
Subject: stable_kernel_rules: Add pointer to netdev-FAQ for network patches

commit b76fc285337b6b256e9ba20a40cfd043f70c27af upstream.

Stable_kernel_rules should point submitters of network stable patches to the
netdev_FAQ.txt as requests for stable network patches should go to netdev

Signed-off-by: Dave Chiluk <chiluk at canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
index b0714d8..8dfb6a5 100644
--- a/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
+++ b/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt
@@ -29,6 +29,9 @@ Rules on what kind of patches are accepted, and which ones are not, into the

 Procedure for submitting patches to the -stable tree:

+ - If the patch covers files in net/ or drivers/net please follow netdev stable
+   submission guidelines as described in
+   Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
  - Send the patch, after verifying that it follows the above rules, to
    stable at vger.kernel.org.  You must note the upstream commit ID in the
    changelog of your submission, as well as the kernel version you wish

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