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Date:   Thu, 11 Aug 2022 08:09:25 +0800
From:   Linjun Bao <meljbao@...il.com>
To:     Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen@...el.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 2022/8/11 上午1:20, Tony Nguyen wrote:
> 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.
> 
Thank you Tony, you guide me the correct way, yeah I want this backported to stable kernel 5.4. And now I understand the get_maintainer.pl is for mainline development.

Regards
Joseph

> 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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