Re: New tree for linux-next

From: Grant Likely
Date: Wed Mar 20 2013 - 20:10:24 EST

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM, Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Alexandre,
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:02:14 +0900 Alexandre Courbot <gnurou@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I am currently trying to get rid of the GENERIC_GPIO config option in
>> order to center GPIO support around gpiolib. The patch series has been
>> rather welcome and I collected a few acks, but since the change is
>> rather intrusive and affects a lot of of architectures, it has been
>> suggested that I submit it as a separate branch on linux-next to see
>> how it (mis)behaves (full discussion is visible at
>> ).
> OK, that seems sensible.
>> So I have set up a branch on github on
>> git:// , for_next branch. Could you include
>> it in linux-next to see if people start complaining about broken
>> builds? I also actually have a couple questions about the submission
>> process:
> Added from today. I have called it gen-gpio and you are the only listed
> contact (in case I have problems with it).
>> - My branch is based on the latest stable, similarly to what I have
>> seen elsewhere. One of the patches triggers a merge conflict on
>> today's linux-next due to a whitespace change. Is there something I
>> can do to fix this?
> Do not worry about merge conflicts, that is my and Linus' job.

Latest stable? As in based on one of the linux-stable point releases
(That Greg does) or based on Linus' tree? It must be based on Linus'
tree to be mergable into mainline.

>> - By the meantime, another person has submited a new patch that
>> re-uses the option I am trying to remove. Is there a way for me to
>> base on given next release to fix this as well? Or should I contact
>> that person to ask him not to use this option anymore?
> The latter. Also if you could supply me (and them) with any hints on how
> to cope with the merge problem, that would help.
> One point: if this branch is meant to be merged by others, it *must not*
> be rebased or rewritten, it can only be appended to.

Eventually I will want to pull this into my gpio-next tree, but I'll
give it a bit to see how it shakes out. Regardless I'll let you know
when I want to do so and so you'll know when it can no longer be

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