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Date:	Sun, 8 Jun 2008 10:38:35 -0500
From:	Jay Cliburn <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [patch 00/50] -stable review

On Sun, 08 Jun 2008 07:10:51 -0700 (PDT)
David Miller <> wrote:

> If you ask me in the future about the status of a -stable
> patch from the networking, I'll let you know exactly what
> is happening to that patch wrt. stable.  I rarely forget
> to submit an appropriate patch, and when I do forget you
> merely have to let me know (rather than submitting it
> to -stable directly, please don't do that) so that I can
> fit it in with what I plan to submit to -stable already.

As a netdev driver maintainer, I've been following this workflow for
patches that need to go to -stable:

1.  I submit a mainline patch to Jeff Garzik.
2.  Jeff submits to David.
3.  David submits to Linus.
4.  Linus merges patch into mainline.
5.  I extract mainline commit ID.
6.  I apply and test patch against appropriate 2.6.x.y git tree.
7.  I submit patch directly to -stable.

David's admonition tells me I'm doing it wrong, and that I should
submit the stable patch to Jeff as well.  Am I right?

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