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Re: [PATCH v2] Introduce a description of a new optional tag for Backports

Hi Stefano,

On 10/04/2020 17:49, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
Create a new document under docs/process to describe our special tags.
For now, only add the new backport tag.

Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Wei Liu <wl@xxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>

It would be good to get an ack by from Jan as he is the maintainer for stable's branch.


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This is the original thread: https://marc.info/?l=xen-devel&m=157324027614941

The backport tag was agreed upon. George requested the file to be
renamed to something more generic, where we could add more information

I kept the original content and acked-by. I renamed the file to
  docs/process/tags.pandoc | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
  1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)
  create mode 100644 docs/process/tags.pandoc

diff --git a/docs/process/tags.pandoc b/docs/process/tags.pandoc
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..e570efdcc8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/docs/process/tags.pandoc
@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@
+Backport Tag
+A backport tag is an optional tag in the commit message to request a
+given commit to be backported to the stable trees:
+    Backport: all
+It marks a commit for being a candidate for backports to all relevant
+    Backport: 4.9+
+It marks a commit for being a candidate for backports to all stable
+trees from 4.9 onward.
+Maintainers request the Backport tag to be added on commit.
+Contributors are also welcome to mark their patches with the Backport
+tag when they deem appropriate. Maintainers will request for it to be
+removed when that is not the case.
+Please note that the Backport tag is a **request** for backport, which
+will still need to be evaluated by the stable tree maintainers.

Julien Grall



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