RE: [PATCH] davinci: fix DM365 EVM video input mux bits

From: Nori, Sekhar
Date: Wed Jul 20 2011 - 12:41:25 EST

Hi Russell,

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 16:25:32, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 02:26:50PM +0530, Nori, Sekhar wrote:
> > Since this part of the code hasn't changed since it
> > was written, this is a good candidate for stable
> > kernel series. You can just add:
> >
> > Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
> Be careful when doing that - if you have git mail the patches out for
> review, and it picks that up, it'll send it to the stable team as well.
> The stable team will then complain "that's not how to submit patches
> to them".
> So, while you can add "Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx" to the patch, its best
> to only add that just before you publish the commit after review, but
> before merging.

But its very tough to guess what the last version
ready for merging will be. Review comments can come
at any stage.

Would adding "Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx" to the commit text
but taking care to not actually send mail to stable@xxxxxxxxxx
help? The stable_kernel_rules.txt document seems to suggest
this is an acceptable way:

- To have the patch automatically included in the stable tree, add the tag
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxx
in the sign-off area. Once the patch is merged it will be applied to
the stable tree without anything else needing to be done by the author
or subsystem maintainer.

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