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From: Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org>
To: "Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>
Cc: "Lorenzo Pieralisi" <lorenzo.pieralisi@arm.com>,
	"Thomas Petazzoni" <thomas.petazzoni@bootlin.com>,
	"Rob Herring" <robh@kernel.org>,
	"Bjorn Helgaas" <bhelgaas@google.com>,
	"Russell King" <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk>,
	"Marek Behún" <kabel@kernel.org>,
	"Remi Pommarel" <repk@triplefau.lt>, Xogium <contact@xogium.me>,
	"Tomasz Maciej Nowak" <tmn505@gmail.com>,
	"Marc Zyngier" <maz@kernel.org>,
	linux-pci@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: Add PCIe Root Capabilities Register
Date: Fri, 7 May 2021 11:41:16 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210507164116.GA1512466@bjorn-Precision-5520> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210507144015.bol3qeqsdoo7nmju@pali>

On Fri, May 07, 2021 at 04:40:15PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Thursday 06 May 2021 18:10:09 Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 05:31:16PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:

> > > Fixes: 23a5fba4d941 ("PCI: Introduce PCI bridge emulated config space common logic")
> > > Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # e0d9d30b7354 ("PCI: pci-bridge-emul: Fix big-endian support")
> > 
> > I'm not sure how people would deal with *two* SHA1s.
> 
> I guess that this is fine per stable document as it mention such example:
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/stable-kernel-rules.html

Oh, I see what you mean: the SHA1 on the stable tag is a prerequisite.
I had forgotten that, but it makes sense.  Thanks!

> > This patch adds functionality, so it's not really fixing a bug in
> > 23a5fba4d941.
> 
> I'm not sure what is the correct meaning of Fixes tag. I included it to
> easily determinate in which commit was introduced member name "rsvd"
> which should have been named "rootcap".

IMO, the point of "Fixes: X" is to say that "if your kernel includes
commit X, you should consider also including this patch because it
fixes a problem with X."

In this case, the fact that your kernel includes 23a5fba4d941 is not
an indication that you should include this patch because this patch
doesn't fix a defect in 23a5fba4d941.

> Submitting patches document is not fully clear for me as I understood it
> that Fixes and CC:stable are two different things. E.g. it mention
> "Attaching a Fixes: tag does not subvert ... the requirement to Cc:
> stable@vger.kernel.org on all stable patch candidates." which I
> understood that patch for backporting needs to have Cc:stable:
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/submitting-patches.html

Yes, I think you're right.  "Fixes:" by itself just indicates that
this fixes a defect in a previous patch.  But the fix may not rise to
the level of being considered for stable, because historically we only
wanted small, critical fixes for stable kernels.

I think this patch should omit both Fixes: and the stable tag.

If a future patch that depends on this one is a candidate for stable,
*that patch* should have a stable tag with this patch as a
prerequisite.

Useful tidbit I found recently -- a URL like this:

  https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst?id=v5.12#n554

is more specific and won't become stale as the doc changes.  (If you
follow that URL five years later, the doc will have changed so the
v5.12 version will be stale, but at least the URL still makes sense in
the context of this conversation.)

Bjorn

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-07 16:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 73+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-06 15:31 [PATCH 00/42] PCI: aardvark: Various driver fixes Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 01/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix kernel panic during PIO transfer Pali Rohár
2021-05-19  8:06   ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 02/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix checking for PIO Non-posted Request Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 03/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix checking for PIO status Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 04/42] PCI: aardvark: Increase polling delay to 1.5s while waiting for PIO response Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 05/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: Add PCIe Root Capabilities Register Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 23:10   ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-05-07 14:40     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 16:41       ` Bjorn Helgaas [this message]
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 06/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix reporting CRS Software Visibility on emulated bridge Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 13:03   ` Bjorn Helgaas
2021-05-07 15:25     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 15:33     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 07/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix link training Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 08/42] PCI: Add PCI_EXP_DEVCTL_PAYLOAD_* macros Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 09/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix PCIe Max Payload Size setting Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 10/42] PCI: aardvark: Implement workaround for the readback value of VEND_ID Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 11/42] PCI: aardvark: Do not touch status bits of masked interrupts in interrupt handler Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 12/42] PCI: aardvark: Check for virq mapping when processing INTx IRQ Pali Rohár
2021-05-07  9:15   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-06-04 16:24     ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-04 16:29       ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 13/42] PCI: aardvark: Remove irq_mask_ack callback for INTx interrupts Pali Rohár
2021-05-07  9:16   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 14/42] PCI: aardvark: Don't mask irq when mapping Pali Rohár
2021-05-07  9:20   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-07  9:27     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 15/42] PCI: aardvark: Change name of INTx irq_chip to advk-INT Pali Rohár
2021-05-07  9:08   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-24 14:36     ` Marek Behún
2021-05-24 15:14       ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 16/42] PCI: aardvark: Remove unneeded goto Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 17/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix support for MSI interrupts Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 10:16   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-07 14:44     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 16:24       ` Marc Zyngier
2021-06-04 16:02         ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-04 16:22           ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 18/42] PCI: aardvark: Correctly clear and unmask all " Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 10:19   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-07 10:21     ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 19/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix setting MSI address Pali Rohár
2021-05-07 10:25   ` Marc Zyngier
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 20/42] PCI: aardvark: Add support for more than 32 MSI interrupts Pali Rohár
2021-07-02 21:35   ` Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 21/42] PCI: aardvark: Add support for masking " Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 22/42] PCI: aardvark: Enable MSI-X support Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 23/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix support for ERR interrupt on emulated bridge Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 24/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix support for PME " Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 25/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix support for PME requester " Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 26/42] PCI: aardvark: Fix support for bus mastering and PCI_COMMAND " Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 27/42] PCI: aardvark: Disable bus mastering and mask all interrupts when unbinding driver Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 28/42] PCI: aardvark: Free config space for emulated root bridge when unbinding driver to fix memory leak Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 29/42] PCI: aardvark: Reset PCIe card and disable PHY when unbinding driver Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 30/42] PCI: aardvark: Rewrite irq code to chained irq handler Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 31/42] PCI: aardvark: Use separate INTA interrupt for emulated root bridge Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 32/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: Add description for class_revision field Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 33/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: Add definitions for missing capabilities registers Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 34/42] PCI: aardvark: Add support for DEVCAP2, DEVCTL2, LNKCAP2 and LNKCTL2 registers on emulated bridge Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 35/42] PCI: aardvark: Add support for PCI_BRIDGE_CTL_BUS_RESET " Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 36/42] PCI: aardvark: Replace custom PCIE_CORE_ERR_CAPCTL_* macros by linux/pci_regs.h macros Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 37/42] PCI: aardvark: Replace custom PCIE_CORE_INT_* macros by linux PCI_INTERRUPT_* values Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 38/42] PCI: aardvark: Cleanup some register macros Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 39/42] PCI: aardvark: Add comments for OB_WIN_ENABLE and ADDR_WIN_DISABLE Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 40/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: re-arrange register tests Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 41/42] PCI: pci-bridge-emul: add support for PCIe extended capabilities Pali Rohár
2021-05-06 15:31 ` [PATCH 42/42] PCI: aardvark: Add support for Advanced Error Reporting registers on emulated bridge Pali Rohár
2021-06-03 15:16 ` [PATCH 00/42] PCI: aardvark: Various driver fixes Lorenzo Pieralisi
2021-06-03 17:02   ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-03 18:02   ` Simon Glass
2021-06-03 18:18     ` Pali Rohár
2021-06-04 14:05     ` Lorenzo Pieralisi

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