Git pull request: ARM LPC32XX architecture
Russell King - ARM Linux
linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Sun Mar 14 11:00:24 EDT 2010
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 04:50:53PM +0100, Robert Schwebel wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 09:03:53PM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > However, what I do want to avoid this time around is having an
> > excessive number of merge conflicts, which may require a pause to
> > sort out (and I might ask people to bring their trees up to date
> > first.)
> Hmm, maybe we should make sure that more of the arm-sub-trees are in
> linux-next; would that make the situation easier? If all of the trees
> you pull are in next, at least in theory it should be a matter of
> pulling them in the right order and send a pull request to linus.
It's less of a problem if people follow the ordering of the machine
dependent bits for arch/arm/Makefile and arch/arm/Kconfig - things
tend to go horribly wrong when they don't, and git even gets confused.
The solution to that is to ensure that these *stay* sorted and refuse
to merge anything which breaks the sorting. Yes, there'll still be
occasional merge conflicts, but keeping these things sorted should
result in the resolutions being trivial.
It all goes wrong when we end up with everyone adding to the end of
the lists, and then I re-order it - that's the point where git silently
guesses the resolutions wrong and we end up with, eg, two includes of
What I don't want to do is re-sort these files, and then have to deal
with re-doing the sorting each time I subsequently merge a tree because
they're based on a commit prior to that re-sort.
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