Re: [PATCH 0/9] drivers: mailbox: framework creation

From: Olof Johansson
Date: Thu Dec 20 2012 - 14:19:19 EST

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Tony Lindgren <tony@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx> [121220 10:19]:
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Loic Pallardy
>> <loic.pallardy-ext@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > OMAP and ST-Ericsson platforms are both using mailbox to communicate
>> > with some coprocessors.
>> > Based on OMAP existing mailbox framework, this series proposes a
>> > generic framework, living under drivers/mailbox.
>> I like this patch series so you have my Acked-by.
>> Since it's a new subsystem and affects a few ARM architectures can
>> we merge this into the ARM SoC tree once we have consensus,
>> so we get some rotation in linux-next that way?
> Yes good idea.
>> Olof/Arnd?
> I suggest we set up an immutable branch against
> v3.8-rc1 when it's out with only these patches in it.
> Then we can all merge it in as needed. Maybe Arnd or
> Olof can set up the branch?

I haven't reviewed the patches yet, but this flow sounds reasonable to me.

> FYI, looks like I need to merge in this branch too to
> avoid build errors with remoteproc enabled once I flip
> on the multiplatform support for omap2+.

While we can make the branch stable, would it make sense to make
remoteproc for omap depend on !multiplatform during the transition, to
reduce dependencies a little? Either way works, but it'd be nice to
keep them independent if we can.

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