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Date:   Tue, 29 Mar 2022 21:24:54 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     davem@...emloft.net
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, pabeni@...hat.com, corbet@....net,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, andrew@...n.ch,
        f.fainelli@...il.com, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH net v3 03/14] docs: netdev: move the patch marking section up

We want people to mark their patches with net and net-next in the subject.
Many miss doing that. Move the FAQ section which points that out up, and
place it after the section which enumerates the trees, that seems like
a pretty logical place for it. Since the two sections are together we
can remove a little bit (not too much) of the repetition.

v2: also remove the text for non-git setups, we want people to use git.

Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
---
 Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst | 25 +++++++++++--------------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
index f7e5755e013e..fd5f5a1a0846 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
@@ -35,6 +35,17 @@ mainline tree from Linus, and ``net-next`` is where the new code goes
 - https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net.git
 - https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net-next.git
 
+How do I indicate which tree (net vs. net-next) my patch should be in?
+----------------------------------------------------------------------
+To help maintainers and CI bots you should explicitly mark which tree
+your patch is targeting. Assuming that you use git, use the prefix
+flag::
+
+  git format-patch --subject-prefix='PATCH net-next' start..finish
+
+Use ``net`` instead of ``net-next`` (always lower case) in the above for
+bug-fix ``net`` content.
+
 How often do changes from these trees make it to the mainline Linus tree?
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 To understand this, you need to know a bit of background information on
@@ -90,20 +101,6 @@ and note the top of the "tags" section.  If it is rc1, it is early in
 the dev cycle.  If it was tagged rc7 a week ago, then a release is
 probably imminent.
 
-How do I indicate which tree (net vs. net-next) my patch should be in?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-Firstly, think whether you have a bug fix or new "next-like" content.
-Then once decided, assuming that you use git, use the prefix flag, i.e.
-::
-
-  git format-patch --subject-prefix='PATCH net-next' start..finish
-
-Use ``net`` instead of ``net-next`` (always lower case) in the above for
-bug-fix ``net`` content.  If you don't use git, then note the only magic
-in the above is just the subject text of the outgoing e-mail, and you
-can manually change it yourself with whatever MUA you are comfortable
-with.
-
 I sent a patch and I'm wondering what happened to it - how can I tell whether it got merged?
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Start by looking at the main patchworks queue for netdev:
-- 
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