[alsa-devel] submitting patch: specify destination kernel version(s)

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Sep 2 15:57:35 CEST 2011

On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 02:50:36PM +0200, Daniel Mack wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Torsten Schenk <torsten.schenk at zoho.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm currently preparing a patch for the kernel, I want it to be included from 3.0 on, but not in versions before. I once got a hint to put
> >
> > Cc: stable at kernel.org
> >
> > but that seems not to do the trick. How could it be achieved, that the patch only appears in 3.0 (and later)?
> >
> This is not really officially documented, but there seems to be a
> general agreement that this line should do what you want:
>   Cc: stable at kernel.org [3.0+]
> At least, other patches were submitted that way. Greg, is that correct?

Yes, that is correct.

Please see Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt for the details.

greg k-h

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