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* [PATCH v2] Documentation: stable: clarify patch series prerequisites
@ 2023-09-11 20:36 Hugo Villeneuve
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From: Hugo Villeneuve @ 2023-09-11 20:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Greg Kroah-Hartman, Sasha Levin, Jonathan Corbet
  Cc: hugo, 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 <>
Changes since v1: rebase on latest torvalds/master

 Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
index 41f1e07abfdf..1704f1c686d0 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst
@@ -101,6 +101,19 @@ comment:
      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.
  * For patches that may have kernel version prerequisites specify them using
    the following format in the sign-off area:

base-commit: 0bb80ecc33a8fb5a682236443c1e740d5c917d1d

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