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authorLee Jones <>2021-01-13 16:33:15 +0000
committerJonathan Corbet <>2021-01-18 13:09:01 -0700
commitf0ea149eee6bce70f7c55ebf8bca93a0b02bfbd0 (patch)
parente651fdb281854a718eea438c70c0e1c1d336fc0c (diff)
docs: submitting-patches: Emphasise the requirement to Cc: stable when using Fixes: tag
Clear-up any confusion surrounding the Fixes: tag with regards to the need to Cc: the stable mailing list when submitting stable patch candidates. Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <> Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <> Cc: Link: Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
index 7c97ad580e7d..7f48cccc75cd 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst
@@ -556,6 +556,11 @@ which stable kernel versions should receive your fix. This is the preferred
method for indicating a bug fixed by the patch. See :ref:`describe_changes`
for more details.
+Note: Attaching a Fixes: tag does not subvert the stable kernel rules
+process nor the requirement to Cc: on all stable
+patch candidates. For more information, please read
+:ref:`Documentation/process/stable-kernel-rules.rst <stable_kernel_rules>`
.. _the_canonical_patch_format:
The canonical patch format