how to sync with mainline
21cnbao at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 08:34:34 UTC 2011
Great! Thanks a lot. It looks like the communication between linaro
and mainline is that linaro can backport some bug fixes and features
from mainline to linaro tree. Linaro doesn't help to review patches
and send to mainline.
Then I have two more questions
1. is there a detailed list of backport and bug fix in linaro kernel
tree since those are the difference between mainline and linaro tree?
2. will linaro accept patches from non-member companies and help to
maintain, I mean a SoC company which doesn't join linaro?
2011/3/8 Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org>:
> Hi Barry,
>> I am a freshman to linaro. I found people sent some patches to
>> linaro-dev at lists.linaro.org. Here I have 2 questions:
>> 1. Whether will linaro send those patches based on newest tree to
>> Linus' mainline or not? Or developers need to send those patches to
>> mainline by themselves?
> Authors need to post their own patches to the relevant mailing lists 
> for inclusion into the Mainline kernel.
>> Is there any document to describe how linaro contribute patches to
> As above.
>> 2. If other SoC companies work based on linaro's
>> linux-linaro-next.git, whether it will not need to work based on
>> Linus' tree since linux-linaro-next.git will sync with mainline?
> If your patches are going into Mainline, they will need to be built
> against the Mainline tree. If they are not going upstream, then the
> chances are they won't be accepted into the Linaro tree either.
>  http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html
> Kind regards,
Barry Song, Linux Kernel Developer
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