[PATCH 0/4] [RFC] ARM: multiplatform: rename all mach headers

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Aug 22 15:44:09 EDT 2012

On 08/22/2012 06:53 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I've created this series some time ago, and updated it now to
> v3.6-rc1. The idea is to get us a big step closer to the
> single zImage kernel across multiple ARM platforms by
> untangling the duplicate header file names.
> There are two branches available in the arm-soc tree:
> 1. This series,
>    http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/arm/arm-soc.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/testing/mach-headers
>    This just moves header files around and changes most of the
>    files including them. There are a few remaining drivers
>    and platform files that keep including a generic file name
>    like <mach/uncompress.h>....

FWIW, I merged this with next-20120820, ignored all the non-Tegra
conflicts, and it built and ran just fine on Tegra. There were a lot of
conflicts overall though...

> I would like to get the first series merged in v3.7 if we can agree
> on the general approach. So far, feedback in Linaro internal
> meetings has been very positive, but Russell had concerns when
> we first discussed it a few months ago.
> A patch set this large means a lot of churn, and there are a few
> ways we could deal with this:
> a) Put the branch into linux-next now, and have everyone who
> encounters conflicts pull it into their own branch to resolve
> the conflicts. This can be a lot of work, and it means we
> cannot rebase this branch any more.

I did a very quick test of rebasing all the Tegra branches onto this,
and it worked out to be very easy; very few conflicts and mostly just
files deleted in the Tegra tree this time around. One of the Tegra
branches depends on v3.6-rc2 in order to pick up some changes that
conflict with changes made there. If we convert to dmaengine in 3.7,
then we'll probably depend on a later v3.6-rc for a dmaengine driver
bug-fix. Does it make sense to rebase this mach-headers onto a later
v3.6-rc? I suppose I could branch from v3.6-rc2, merge in mach-headers,
and then build on that if needed.

> b) Involve Linus Torvalds in the process and get him to
> take the series at the end of the v3.7 merge window, after
> rebasing it on top of all the other branches he merged.
> This means it happens pretty much ad-hoc and there is little
> testing on the patches that actually get merged.

Given the number of merge conflicts this has with next-20120820, that
sounds like a lot of work you need to do at the end of the merge window,
but I suppose if it's mostly scripted, it wouldn't be too hard to
recreate the series in a short time.

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