[GIT PULL 3/4] ARM: mvebu: boards for v3.9

Jason Cooper jason at lakedaemon.net
Sun Feb 10 16:05:20 EST 2013

On Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 04:31:13PM -0800, Olof Johansson wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 08:20:15AM -0500, Jason Cooper wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 03:26:04PM -0800, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > > What makes sense is to hold off the patches that adds dts entries and
> > > removes the platform device registrations to the next release to avoid
> > > this dependency.
> > 
> > Hmm, this makes life a *lot* simpler, but it also really slows things
> > down.  I'll go ahead and do this from now on.
> > 
> > Would you like me to redo /boards and /dt in light of this, or just do
> > it from here forward?
> It doesn't necessarily slow things down -- it increases latency though. I.e.
> you'll end up building a pipeline over time.

Yes, that's not a problem.

> I agree that we're not entirely clear on this, and we're also going back and
> forth a bit on how much of this we push back on and not. I don't think we've
> found quite a good balance of this yet. Hm.

Well, it appears to me the crux of it is: How hard is it to merge and
re-merge branches with dependencies on driver trees?  If it's a PITA,
then let's do as you've suggested.  A sane, but slower process will
incur fewer mistakes.

Also, we can sit down an go ever this (with a few beers) at ELC.  ;-)

I'll redo as you've suggested for this go-around, and we can hash it out
in a few weeks.



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