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Date:   Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:20:35 -0700
From:   Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen@...el.com>
To:     Linjun Bao <meljbao@...il.com>
CC:     Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        <intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] igc: Remove _I_PHY_ID check for i225 devices

On 8/10/2022 1:22 AM, Linjun Bao wrote:
> Yes this commit was committed to mainline about one year ago. But this commit has not been included into kernel 5.4 yet, and I encountered the probe failure when using alderlake-s with Ethernet adapter i225-LM. Since I could not directly apply the patch 7c496de538ee to kernel 5.4, so I generated this patch for kernel 5.4 usage.
> 
> 
> Looks like sending a duplicated patch is not expected. Would you please advise what is the proper action when encountering such case? 

Sounds like you want this backported to stable. Documentation on how to 
do it is here [1]. Option 3 seems to be the correct choice.

Thanks,
Tony

[1] 
https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/stable-kernel-rules.html#procedure-for-submitting-patches-to-the-stable-tree

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