On 01/12/20 11:20, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
Ok, I will go drop this patch from 4.14, 4.9, and 4.4. Or, should the needed pre-requisite patch be properly backported there instead?
I would just drop it. It was not reported in five years so it's quite unlikely that people will see the bug.
And was it marked somewhere that this patch depended on that one and I just missed it?
I don't see anything in stable-kernel-rules.rst about how to mark such semantic conflicts, so no, it wasn't marked. (The commit message does say "thanks to the previous patch", but I don't expect you or your scripts to notice that!).