On 11/13/2012 12:51 PM, Jon Medhurst (Tixy) wrote:
On Mon, 2012-11-12 at 22:32 +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
On 12 November 2012 22:27, Punit Agrawal firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am attaching a patch by Thomas Gleixner which adds a kernel command line parameter to set the defauilt IRQ affinity mask. Could you please integrate this in your tree for the next Linaro release?
I've been using this patch for sometime now and it doesn't introduce any regressions. There is a possibility that this patch will make it upstream via the RT patches in the near future but in the meanwhile, we'd like to carry this patch as well.
I agree with you that many of us would be interested in using this patch, but i am not sure about which tree should it land into?
@Andrey/Tixy: Any other better tree you can suggest for carrying this one? Or is my tree the best place :)
It's not really anything to do with vexpress enablement and I don't believe it's Andrey's job to maintain patches, but I assume it's not strictly related to big.LITTLE MP either. So I guess I'm saying that it wants someone who agrees the patch is good to have to volunteer to maintain it and create/find a suitable topic branch for inclusion into llct.
But if someone called Viresh thought the patch looked useful for people testing or experimenting with power management, and wasn't too worried about it being the thin end of the wedge, then he might just take the simplest approach and add it to his big.LITTLE MP branch ;-)
Me to maintain patches is not the best option at all, as often I have very little idea of what the patch is doing. (Though I have to do that in very rare cases, and right now I have another patch floating around with no one willing to maintain it as it seems :( )