Re: [RFC PATCH v2] create drivers/platform/x86/ from drivers/misc/

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 02:49:20 EST

* Len Brown <lenb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Sam, Henrique,
> I've responded to your feedback in v2, which follows.
> Ingo,
> this version does not touch arch/x86/

the problem isnt the bits that touch arch/x86/, but that we carry these

fbc2a06: Merge branch 'linus' into x86/uv
a3d732f: x86, UV: fix redundant creation of sgi_uv
7d9d1f2: sgi-xp: support getting the address of a partition's reserved page
31de5ec: sgi-xp: define xp_partition_id and xp_region_size
2525789: sgi-xp: create activate and notify gru message queues
6c1c325: sgi-xp: define xp_expand_memprotect() and xp_restrict_memprotect()

their drivers/misc impact is significant:

drivers/misc/sgi-gru/grufault.c | 4 +-
drivers/misc/sgi-gru/gruprocfs.c | 1 -
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xp.h | 7 +-
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xp_main.c | 7 +
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xp_sn2.c | 34 +++++
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xp_uv.c | 70 +++++++++-
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc.h | 12 ++
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_sn2.c | 15 +--
drivers/misc/sgi-xp/xpc_uv.c | 290 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
10 files changed, 368 insertions(+), 74 deletions(-)

And we'll likely get new commits in that space.

So if this is causing conflicts in linux-next then i'd suggest for you to
please do this "git mv drivers/misc/ drivers/x86/" rename (with which i
fully agree!) right after v2.6.29-rc1 - or near the end of the -rc1 merge

In any case, please keep it in a separate branch in the ACPI tree so that
we can reconsider the ordering of this change in the future as well -
should it cause problems.


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