[GIT PULL] Urgent fixes (for v3.4 if possible) for Renesas ARM-based platforms

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Sat May 12 02:45:40 EDT 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM, Guennadi Liakhovetski
<g.liakhovetski at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 May 2012, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> Hej Magnus,
>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Magnus Damm <magnus.damm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>  git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/renesas.git fixes
>> >>
>> >> No such branch (nor tag).
>> >
>> > I believe Rafael will get back to you about that when he gets to his computer.
>> Yep, good.
>> >>> Guennadi Liakhovetski (2):
>> >>>      ARM: mach-shmobile: convert ag5evm to use the generic MMC GPIO hotplug helper
>> >>>      ARM: mach-shmobile: convert mackerel to use the generic MMC GPIO hotplug helper
>> >>
>> >> These seem to fix the long-standing build errors on the two platforms,
>> >> but that's impossible to tell from reading the commit messages (they
>> >> are empty). Care to add one describing why they're important to go in?
>> >
>> > I only know that a) some boards don't build without these fixes and b)
>> > they used to build just fine.
>> >
>> > Perhaps Guennadi [CC:ed] could be so kind to fill us in with the blanks?
>> It was pretty obvious once I tried applying them and building that
>> they did indeed resolve the build errors. However, the reason I'm
>> asking for a better description is that when looking at just the pull
>> request, or even the patch full commit description, it was impossible
>> to tell why the patch was urgent as a fix. So, while I am not
>> questioning that the patch should be included, I'm just requesting to
>> make sure it's properly described. That's also good for historical
>> purposes when someone is reading the git logs a year from now, etc.
> Ok, sorry, I wasn't sure from the previous mail - would you prefer to
> actually extend their commit messages? As described here
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.mmc/12744/focus=12748
> These patches are a part of a patch-series, so, when they were submitted
> in that context, it was pretty obvious how they relate to the rest.
> However, unfortunately, they are now applied later than the main patches
> in that series, so, their purpose has become much less obvious, and their
> main feature now seems to be not the conversion of the affected platforms,
> but fixing the build.

Yeah, that seems to be what happened here, so indeed by now the
commits are a bit out of context.

> So, I think, we could use something like this in the
> patch descriptions:
> This also fixes modular mmc build on this platform by eliminating the use
> of an inline function, which calls into the mmc core.

Sounds good, with a cut-and-paste of the build error that happens
without the patch for extra credit.

Rafael, can you add the above or something like it to the commit
messages when you push out the fixes branch?



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