pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/backports/backports.git  about / heads / tags
Automatically backports the Linux kernel
$ git log --pretty=format:'%h %s (%cs)%d'
c96f36d5 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.14 (2024-04-10)
	(HEAD -> master)
5d0dc190 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.13 (2024-04-10)
d2e5f851 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.12 (2024-04-10)
2dbdde56 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.11 (2024-04-10)
7f0dee02 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.10 (2024-04-10)
8e25891a backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.9 (2024-04-10)
1f0ff63f backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.8 (2024-04-10)
a94c16c6 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.7 (2024-04-10)
ccd010fa backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.6 (2024-04-10)
0e80a666 backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.5 (2024-04-10)
...

$ git cat-file blob HEAD:README
# Linux kernel backports package

This package provides backport support for drivers from newer kernels
down to older kernels. It currently backports the following subsystems:

  * Wireless
  * NFC
  * WWAN

This package provides the latest Linux kernel subsystem enhancements
for kernels 4.14 and above.

# Documentation

This package is documented online and has more-up-to date information
online than on this README file. You should read the wiki page
and not rely on this README!

https://backports.wiki.kernel.org

# License

This work is a subset of the Linux kernel as such we keep the kernel's
Copyright practice. Some files have their own copyright and in those
cases the license is mentioned in the file. All additional work made
to building this package is licensed under the GPLv2.

# Backporting preference for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() and proprietary drivers

This framework was designed by intent since its inception *only* for upstream
Linux kernel drivers to avoid excuses about the difficulty to support upstream
Linux kernel development while also supporting users on older kernels. To
ensure the intent is respected currently all symbols that we do work on to
backport are exported via EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() as we do work to backport them
for the supported kernels. By using EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() we make it *clear* that
if you use the backported symbols your software *is* considered derivative
works of the Linux kernel.

Comprendes, Mendes?

# heads (aka `branches'):
$ git for-each-ref --sort=-creatordate refs/heads \
	--format='%(HEAD) %(refname:short) %(subject) (%(creatordate:short))'
* master       backports: Remove support for kernel smaller than 4.14 (2024-04-10)
  linux-5.10.y backports: Add usb_find_common_endpoints() (2023-02-18)
  linux-4.19.y backports: Refresh patches on top of 4.19.237 (2022-04-11)
  linux-5.4.y  backports: patches: Refresh on kernel 5.4.56 (2020-08-08)
  linux-5.7.y  backports: Refresh patches on top of 5.7.5 (2020-06-22)
  linux-5.6    backports: patches: Refresh on kernel 5.6.8 (2020-05-03)
  linux-5.5.y  backports: patches: Refresh on kernel 5.5.19 (2020-04-22)
  linux-5.3.y  backports: lib-arc4: Do not build when activated in kernel (2019-10-12)
  linux-5.2.y  header: Add BITS_PER_TYPE() (2019-08-15)
  linux-5.1.y  backport: check for failure when allocating ops in genetlink (2019-07-06)
...

# tags:
$ git for-each-ref --sort=-creatordate refs/tags \
	--format='%(refname:short) %(subject) (%(creatordate:short))'
v5.15.153-1  v5.15.153-1 (2024-04-10) tar.gz
v5.15.148-1  v5.15.148-1 (2024-01-29) tar.gz
v5.10.168-1  v5.10.168-1 (2023-02-18) tar.gz
v5.15.92-1   v5.15.92-1 (2023-02-08) tar.gz
v5.10.157-1  v5.10.157-1 (2022-12-03) tar.gz
v5.15.81-1   v5.15.81-1 (2022-12-03) tar.gz
v5.10.149-1  v5.10.149-1 (2022-10-23) tar.gz
v5.15.74-1   v5.15.74-1 (2022-10-23) tar.gz
v5.15.58-1   v5.15.58-1 (2022-07-31) tar.gz
v4.19.237-1  v4.19.237-1 (2022-04-11) tar.gz
...

# associated public inboxes:
# (number on the left is used for dev purposes)
       4926 backports
       1228 linux-wireless
        320 lkml
         87 u-boot
         53 linux-kbuild
         52 xen-devel
         43 netdev
         39 buildroot
         31 linux-arm-kernel
         29 dri-devel
         27 qemu-devel
         22 linux-bluetooth
         19 linux-media
         18 linux-devicetree
         18 stable
         17 cocci
         14 git
         14 intel-gfx
         14 linux-arch
         13 linuxppc-dev
         11 dpdk-dev
         10 linux-mm
         10 kvm
          8 amd-gfx
          8 linux-tegra
          7 linux-mtd
          7 alsa-devel
          7 linux-fbdev
          7 batman
          6 linux-iommu
          6 linux-scsi
          6 kernel-janitors
          5 linux-samsung-soc
          5 linux-nfs
          5 netfilter-devel
          5 linux-fsdevel
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          5 linux-doc
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          5 virtualization
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          5 yocto-meta-ti
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          4 linux-mediatek
          4 linux-crypto
          4 linux-acpi
          4 linux-pm
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          4 kvmarm
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          4 linux-iio
          4 linux-gpio
          4 linux-rdma
          4 linux-mmc
          4 linux-omap
          4 openembedded-core
          4 intel-wired-lan
          4 qemu-riscv
          4 ../../../../../../../igt-dev
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          3 linux-staging
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          3 iwd
          3 linux-patches
          3 kexec
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          3 linux-embedded
          2 linux-integrity
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          2 util-linux
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          2 linux-sparse
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          2 ceph-devel
          2 linux-can
          2 containers
          2 linux-rockchip
          2 linux-raid
          2 platform-driver-x86
          2 openbmc
          2 linux-hardening
          2 keyrings
          2 linux-perf-users
          2 ath10k
          2 mptcp
          2 nvdimm
          2 fio
          2 ofono
          2 yocto
          2 yocto-meta-freescale
          2 yocto-toaster
          2 yocto-meta-arm
          2 bitbake-devel
          2 yocto-meta-virtualization
          2 yocto-meta-arago
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          2 openrisc
          2 intel-xe
          2 virtio-comment
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          2 grub-devel
          2 cgroups
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          2 linux-hexagon
          2 linux-hotplug
          2 reiserfs-devel
          2 lvs-devel
          2 lvm-devel
          2 virtio-fs
          2 ../../../../../../../fuego
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          1 live-patching
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          1 linux-edac
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          1 dmaengine
          1 linux-parisc
          1 linux-leds
          1 kernelnewbies
          1 linux-sgx
          1 linux-hyperv
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          1 selinux-refpolicy
          1 linux-m68k
          1 linux-spdx
          1 linux-wpan
          1 ksummit-discuss
          1 wireguard
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          1 linux-csky
          1 tpmdd-devel
          1 linux-firmware
          1 cip-dev
          1 linux-remoteproc
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          1 linux-bcache
          1 linux-pwm
          1 linux-fpga
          1 xdp-newbies
          1 phone-devel
          1 dash
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          1 linux-sctp
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          1 lm-sensors
          1 acpica-devel
          1 perfbook
          1 smatch
          1 ../../../../../../../wireless-regdb
          1 ../../../../../../../powertop

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