[kvmarm] [GIT PULL v2] KVM/ARM Fixes for 3.9-rc1

Marc Zyngier marc.zyngier at arm.com
Mon Mar 11 06:21:39 EDT 2013

On 08/03/13 11:31, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 04:12:41AM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> On Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:09:00 -0300, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti at redhat.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 07:57:23AM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 6 Mar 2013 20:40:00 -0800, Christoffer Dall
>>>> <cdall at cs.columbia.edu>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:31:48 -0800, Christoffer Dall
>>>>>> <cdall at cs.columbia.edu>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Christoffer,
>>>>>>> Please pull these KVM/ARM fixes mostly centered around preparation
>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>> Marc's ARMv8 KVM work.
>>>>>> Can we please hold on that for a while? asm-offset.c is usually a
>>>>>> candidate for merge conflicts as people start pushing patches post
>>>> merge
>>>>>> window, and it would make sense to see what is happening in that
>>>>>> space.
>>>>> Sure, when would you see this happen exactly?
>>>> Usually, by -rc5 we have a pretty good idea of what is going in. Also,
>>>> putting things into -next is a good way to detect potential problems.
>>>> Oh, and keeping linux-arm-kernel into the loop. Most ARM developers
>> don't
>>>> follow the KVM lists.
>>>>         M.
>>> Mark, can you please be more verbose on the reason for this request? 
>> arch/arm/kernel/asm-offset.c, being an ARM core file, is often the
>> location of merge conflicts. And because arch/arm sees a lot more churn
>> than any other architecture, we have the policy of dealing with conflicts
>> before they hit Linus.
>> We usually deal with that by providing stable branches that will contain
>> the "offending" patches, and on which others can base their developments.
> Can you elaborate on that? If all changes to arch/arm/kernel/asm-offset.c not
> go through the same tree how having many stable branches solve conflicts
> issues?

Patches for the conflicting file go to a stable branch (usually in RMK's
tree), and everyone else bases their own branch on the stable one.

Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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