[PATCH v1] mtd: rawnand: meson: fix bitmask for length in command word

Martin Blumenstingl martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 28 13:25:43 PDT 2023

Hi Arseniy,

On Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 8:39 PM Arseniy Krasnov
<avkrasnov at sberdevices.ru> wrote:
> >
> > By the way any reason not to have Cc'ed stable?
> Sorry, what do You mean? I've included linux-mtd mailing lists, there is
> one more list for mtd reviews? I will appreciate if You can point me
"stable" typically refers to the stable tree where fixes for already
released kernel versions are maintained.
When Miquel applies the patch it will either land in the next -rc of
the current development cycle (typically applies to fixes - currently
6.3-rc5) or -rc1 of the next kernel version (typically applies to new
features, cleanups, etc. - currently 6.4-rc1).

Let's say you are fixing a bug now but want the fix to be included in
6.1 LTS (long term stable) or other stable release.
In this case it's recommended to Cc the maintainers of the stable
trees as part of your patch, see [0].
That way once the commit with your fix hits Linus Torvalds linux tree
it will be backported by the stable team within a few days (assuming
of course that the patch applies cleanly to older versions, if not
they're notifying you).
Note: even without Cc'ing the stable maintainers your commit may be
backported (semi-automatically) if it has a Fixes tag and the stable
maintainers find your commit. But my understanding is that it's
easiest for them if they're explicitly Cc'ed on the patch.

I hope this makes sense. If not: don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards,

[0] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.15/process/stable-kernel-rules.html#option-1

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