Re: [PATCH 0/4 v6] i.MX31: dmaengine and framebuffer drivers

From: Dan Williams
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 12:39:29 EST

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 3:09 AM, Guennadi Liakhovetski
<g.liakhovetski@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Ok, let's do it this way: Sascha has acked version 8 of patches 2 and 3.
> And there seems to be no active framebuffer maintainer ATM. So, maybe you
> could take patches 1-3 into your tree, so they are exposed to the public,
> people have easier access to them in case they want to test (I had several
> requests), and you update them in case you change async-tx API again:-) It
> would be good to try and push them in for 2.6.29 - these are new drivers,
> so, might still be possible to convince Andrew / Linus, if not, you could
> keep them in your tree (and in next) until 2.6.30, then we'd add platform
> bindings and the camera driver. What do you think?

It will be weird to see drivers/video/ in a dmaengine pull request, but:

1/ as you point out it appears to be a free-for-all in that directory,
so Sascha's ack seems to be all that is needed here.
2/ merging the driver without any in-tree users does not make much sense
3/ these are new drivers so the risk of causing a regression should be
close to zero especially since none of the existing dmaengine users
will pick up these private channels

Can you send me the series, off-list, in a .tar.gz with Sascha's ack
to make sure I am applying the latest. I can not seem to find [PATCH
2/4 v8] in my inbox...

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at