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Date:   Sun, 27 Mar 2022 18:35:42 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 04/13] docs: netdev: turn the net-next closed into a

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 07:53:51PM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> Use the sphinx Warning box to make the net-next being closed
> stand out more.
> Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
> ---
>  Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> index 0bff899f286f..c1683ed1faca 100644
> --- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
> @@ -73,8 +73,9 @@ relating to vX.Y
>  An announcement indicating when ``net-next`` has been closed is usually
>  sent to netdev, but knowing the above, you can predict that in advance.
> -IMPORTANT: Do not send new ``net-next`` content to netdev during the
> -period during which ``net-next`` tree is closed.
> +.. warning::
> +  Do not send new ``net-next`` content to netdev during the
> +  period during which ``net-next`` tree is closed.
>  Shortly after the two weeks have passed (and vX.Y-rc1 is released), the
>  tree for ``net-next`` reopens to collect content for the next (vX.Y+1)

Maybe somewhere around here mention that RFC patches can be posted
while net-next is closed? It is something we keep telling people, so
probably should be a FAQ item.


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