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Date:   Thu, 24 Dec 2020 01:49:47 -0800
From:   Xie He <xie.he.0141@...il.com>
To:     Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Martin Schiller <ms@....tdt.de>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Linux X25 <linux-x25@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.4 075/130] net/lapb: fix t1 timer handling for LAPB_STATE_0

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM Xie He <xie.he.0141@...il.com> wrote:
>
> I don't think this patch is suitable for stable branches. This patch is
> part of a patch series that changes the lapb module from "establishing the
> L2 connection only when needed by L3", to "establishing the L2 connection
> automatically whenever we are able to". This is a behavioral change. It
> should be seen as a new feature. It is not a bug fix.

Applying this patch without other patches in the same series will also
introduce problems, because this patch relies on part of the changes
in the subsequent patch in the same series to be correct.

Hi Martin,

It's better that we avoid using words like "fix" in non-bug-fix
patches, and make every patch work on its own without subsequent
patches. Otherwise we'll make people confused.

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