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Date:   Tue, 29 Mar 2022 21:24:57 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc:,,,,,,, Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: [PATCH net v3 06/14] docs: netdev: shorten the name and mention msgid for patch status

Cut down the length of the question so it renders better in docs.
Mention that Message-ID can be used to search patchwork.

Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>
 Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
index f4c77efa75d4..e10a8140d642 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.rst
@@ -105,14 +105,16 @@ 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.
-I sent a patch and I'm wondering what happened to it - how can I tell whether it got merged?
+How can I tell the status of a patch I've sent?
 Start by looking at the main patchworks queue for netdev:
 The "State" field will tell you exactly where things are at with your
+patch. Patches are indexed by the ``Message-ID`` header of the emails
+which carried them so if you have trouble finding your patch append
+the value of ``Message-ID`` to the URL above.
 The above only says "Under Review".  How can I find out more?

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