Re: linux-next build conflict between modules and metag trees (LOCKDEP_NOW_UNRELIABLE)

From: Vineet Gupta
Date: Fri Feb 08 2013 - 00:16:44 EST

On Thursday 07 February 2013 04:46 PM, James Hogan wrote:
> Hi Rusty,
> The metag architecture tree adds an add_taint(TAINT_DIE) like other
> architectures do, and the modules-next tree adds the
> LOCKDEP_NOW_UNRELIABLE flag to all uses of add_taint (but obviously
> misses arch/metag since it doesn't exist yet), causing a compile error
> on metag in -next when the two are merged together.
> Is it okay for me to merge your commit 373d4d0 ("taint: add explicit
> flag to show whether lock dep is still OK.") in modules-next into the
> base of the metag tree and expect it not to be rebased, so that I can
> then squash the fix into the metag tree?
> The only commits this would include are:
> $ git log --oneline linus/master..373d4d0
> 373d4d0 taint: add explicit flag to show whether lock dep is still OK.
> 64748a2 module: printk message when module signature fail taints kernel.
> Thanks
> James

Being in the same situation as metag (ARC Port), what's the recommended practice
here - do we simply cherry-pick these changes into our tree - or do we merge the
"other" tree on top - ofcourse with premise that "other" tree will not rebase.

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