Status of arch/arm in linux-next
ne at erfurth.eu
Fri Apr 15 09:13:14 EDT 2011
On 15.04.11 10:21, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
>>> I think we've already lost any hope of a negative diffstat - with 6k new
>>> lines, we will need a heck of a lot of consolidation to counter that.
>> I've just skipped through the board-files in mach-at91, there is a lot
>> of potential for consolidation. But the big problem could be to find
>> people who can test it afterwards.
> My opinion is that you can do the improvement and propose it to the
> community. I guess that the maintainer of the board will take your
> improvements and tests them.
We'll see, most of the board-files in mach-at91 tree are pretty old and
for hardware which is not built anymore. ;)
>> It would also result in a bunch of
>> large commits. For an example, I've merged board-usb-a9260.c and
>> board-usb-a9263.c into board-usb-a926x.c
>> arch/arm/mach-at91/board-usb-a9260.c | 236 --------------------------
>> arch/arm/mach-at91/board-usb-a9263.c | 252 ---------------------------
>> arch/arm/mach-at91/board-usb-a926x.c | 310
>> 3 files changed, 310 insertions(+), 488 deletions(-)
> Nice work!
> So, anyway, even if the board maintainer is not testing, our at91
> maintainer's view of it is that the move has to be done so we will
> certainly merge it...
>> In the end, the total LOC is a lot smaller, but the changeset itself
>> "looks" big.
> If it is consolidation work, it is ok.
Ok, I'll clean up the patch and send it in 2-3 days.
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