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[PATCH 4.4 15/24] netdev-FAQ: clarify DaveMs position for stable backports




4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@xxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 75d4e704fa8d2cf33ff295e5b441317603d7f9fd ]

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
releases.

Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

--- a/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netdev-FAQ.txt
@@ -168,6 +168,15 @@ A: No.  See above answer.  In short, if
    dash marker line as described in Documentation/SubmittingPatches 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 stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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?