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* [PATCH] Documentation: stable: clarify patch series prerequisites
@ 2023-08-09 16:29 Hugo Villeneuve
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From: Hugo Villeneuve @ 2023-08-09 16:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sasha Levin, Jonathan Corbet
  Cc: hugo, andy.shevchenko, Hugo Villeneuve, stable, workflows,
	linux-doc, linux-kernel

From: Hugo Villeneuve <>

Add some clarifications for patches that have dependencies within the
patch series.

Signed-off-by: Hugo Villeneuve <>
This patch was made after some discussions I had with Greg and Andy when
submitting a series of patches for stable inclusion:


 Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
index 51df1197d5ab..1c38ee009ed4 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
@@ -124,6 +124,18 @@ The tag sequence has the meaning of:
      git cherry-pick fd21073
      git cherry-pick <this commit>
+Note that for a patch series, you do not have to list as prerequisites the
+patches present in the series itself. For example, if you have the following
+patch series:
+.. code-block:: none
+     patch1
+     patch2
+where patch2 depends on patch1, you do not have to list patch1 as prerequisite
+of patch2 if you have already marked patch1 for stable inclusion.
 Also, some patches may have kernel version prerequisites.  This can be
 specified in the following format in the sign-off area:

base-commit: 13b9372068660fe4f7023f43081067376582ef3c

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