netdev-FAQ: clarify DaveM's position for stable backports
Per discussion with David at netconf 2018, let's clarify
DaveM's position of handling stable backports in netdev-FAQ.
This is important for people relying on upstream -stable
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <email@example.com>
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
index 2a3278d..fa951b8 100644
@@ -179,6 +179,15 @@
dash marker line as described in Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst to
temporarily embed that information into the patch that you send.
+Q: Are all networking bug fixes backported to all stable releases?
+A: Due to capacity, Dave could only take care of the backports for the last
+ 2 stable releases. For earlier stable releases, each stable branch maintainer
+ is supposed to take care of them. If you find any patch is missing from an
+ earlier stable branch, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org with either a
+ commit ID or a formal patch backported, and CC Dave and other relevant
+ networking developers.
Q: Someone said that the comment style and coding convention is different
for the networking content. Is this true?