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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: dts: marvell: espressobin: Add ethernet switch aliases
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Hi Pali,

> On Tuesday 08 September 2020 09:47:33 Pali Rohár wrote:
>> On Monday 07 September 2020 19:23:45 Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 07, 2020 at 06:13:16PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
>> > > On Monday 07 September 2020 17:43:53 Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> > > > > I would not say it is a "new feature". But rather that patch in this
>> > > > > email fixes issue that Linux kernel did not set correct MAC address for
>> > > > > DSA slave ports. I think it is something which could be backported also
>> > > > > to stable releases as "ignoring" vendor/factory MAC address is not
>> > > > > correct behavior.
>> > > >
>> > > > Hi Pali
>> > > >
>> > > > The rules for stable are here:
>> > > >
>> > > > https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v5.8/process/stable-kernel-rules.html
>> > > >
>> > > > Do you think it fits?
>> > > >
>> > > > Andrew
>> > >
>> > > Hello Andrew! I think it fits into those rules. As I wrote it fixes real
>> > > bug that Linux kernel does not use correct MAC address for particular
>> > > DSA slaves / ethernet ports.
>> >
>> > O.K, then:
>> >
>> > Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
>> >
>> > Andrew
>>
>> Ok! Andrew, I would like to ask another question, how to correctly
>> define that this patch depends on a2c7023f7075c? I specified it in
>> human-readable part of commit description, but for backporting it would
>> also need some machine-readable format. So patch would not be
>> occasionally backported to older/stable kernel where a2c7023f7075c is
>> not available.
>
> Based on stable-kernel-rules.html document I think that following line
> should define this dependency in machine readable format:
>
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # a2c7023f7075c: dsa: read mac address
>
> Gregory, if it is correct, would you add that line into commit sign-off
> area where is existing Fixes: line?

I amended the commit log with this change.

Thanks,

Gregory

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Gregory Clement, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://bootlin.com

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