ST-Ericsson ux500 BSP contents
nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Fri Nov 12 19:55:01 UTC 2010
On Fri, 12 Nov 2010, Linus Walleij wrote:
> I have now created a tree based on Torvalds' clean
> v2.6.37-rc1 that is available straight off kernel.org:
> NOTE: I am no Jedi yet. I still have to learn a few
> things about git I believe, right now this is really a -next
> type tree where I rebase the topic branches partly against
> each other, so it is being pushed out with forced updates,
> sometimes changing a lot of stuff inside the branches.
And that's _fine_ when it is clear that your tree is not a stable tree.
> > Today's series seems to apply almost cleanly on top of
> > Russell's ARM tree, so as a start, you can create one git
> > tree based on his and apply all your patches on top.
> Right now this is just plain old v2.6.37-rc1 since Russell
> merged a lot of the stuff we wanted into that RC.
> But if desired by the other members I can sure move over
> to Russells tree as a baseline.
You can also move to the linux-linaro-2.6.36 too. It is an hibrid of
the latest ARM stuff from 2.6.37-rc1 (actually most of the latest ARM
stuff was itself based on a pre-2.6.36 tree so that's easy) but with the
core kernel code unchanged for stability.
But for upstream submission you will still have to base your branches
onto well-known stable upstream branches.
And FYI Russell's tree, especially the "devel" branch, is _not_ such a
stable branch. Don't ever attempt a pull request based on his devel
> Now we only need to mainline a few thousand patches
> of platform support :-)
Heh, that's no problem. When properly reviewed, you can put them all in
a branch that you can ask RMK to pull. No need to stuff them all in his
patch tracking system then, especially if they don't touch any of the
core ARM code. The biggest problem is usually to make those few
thousand patches in good shape.
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