Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH v2] viafb: 2D engine rewrite (andviafb patches in general)

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sat Sep 05 2009 - 23:03:03 EST

On Sun, 06 Sep 2009 02:38:37 +0200 Florian Tobias Schandinat <FlorianSchandinat@xxxxxx> wrote:

> >> I'm going to be doing some work here (writing a
> >> driver for the video capture engine), and there's patches sitting in
> >> Harald's tree and the OLPC tree.
> >
> > As far as the rest of the world is concerned, that stuff doesn't exist.
> I'll try to sort out the patches that still add anything to my stuff. I
> know Harald's tree and I know that I probably broke every of his
> patches. However, he seems to not have done anything for about 3 months
> so I rebased/rewrote my patches on linux-2.6 and started sending. I
> guess in the meantime I obsolated about half of his patches but there
> are still some things I'd like to have (PCI rework, VX855/OLPC support).
> Although I'm a bit unsure how to take these things, fix them to apply on
> top of my changes and correctly give the original author credit for it.

Sure, that works. Please coordinate with Harald of course, but we do
that sort of thing regularly.

> Do you have a pointer to the OLPC tree?

I don't.

> I'd really like to see VX855/OLPC support in mainline as soon as
> possible as I consider it a good thing to support "new" hardware early.
> However even if I am capable to write such support based on Haralds work
> I don't want to see it in mainline as long as no one with that hardware
> tested it.
> >> It seems like a central merge point
> >> might be a nice thing to have.
> >>
> >> I'd be happy to run such a tree. I'm really *not* qualified to be
> >> passing judgment on patches to the framebuffer driver at this point,
> >> though, so I'm not sure that I'm the best person for the job.
> >
> > Send 'em over. I haven't heard anything from the original viafb
> > submitters for a long time. Hopefully Florian has time to help out
> > with some review-n-test.
> I do not object against a tree that collects all viafb patches, I even
> could do it. But one should really send the patches to Andrew ASAP as
> otherwise we may end up with a dead forest ;)
> Actually it would be very nice to see some more activity around viafb.
> It might be bad if I'm the only one who patches it and who knows how it
> works. Discussion can be quite inspiring.
> I'll do the things I can. But in the next few weeks I'll be probably a
> bit short on time. Okay I guess I won't do any big patches for a while
> but wait until some patches advance or receive some comments. So I still
> have some time to review-n-test but expect some delay. In the long run
> my test platform might become better as I'll be able to 'revive' some
> old VIA boards currently not available for testing.

Sounds good, thanks. Things appear to be going OK from where I sit
(famous last words ;))

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