linux-next: manual merge of the bcm2835 tree with the arm-soc tree

Stephen Warren swarren at
Mon Dec 8 09:37:46 PST 2014

On 12/08/2014 09:51 AM, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Dec 2014, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> The primary purpose of the linux-rpi.git repo is for
>> staging patches into arm-soc/linux-next. As such, just like any
>> other similar repo, users should expect at least the for-xxx (e.g.
>> for-next) branches to get reset as kernel versions tick over, in
>> order to contain the content for the next kernel. Anyone using those
>> branches for anything else (e.g. local development) simply has to be
>> prepared to do a rebase themselves when that happens.
> I agree with this.
>> Equally, and patches that get sent to arm-soc should probably never
>> be applied to linux-rpi.git; anything that gets applied to
>> linux-rpi.git should get sent to arm-soc as a pull request. That
>> avoids duplicate commits.
> I'm okay to follow this rule if my perception of the tree is changed.
> The current view is that this repo can be used by engineers/hobbyists
> as a single resource to pick up RPi patches which are yet to complete
> their full transition into Mainline.
> Arnd and I had a discussion where I flagged my concerns about these
> kinds of conflicts.  The outcome was that as long as the patches were
> simple enough, then no conflict should arise.  Unfortunately this
> turned out not to be quite true.
> So I'm happy with whatever.  Stephen, the repo is your concept.  I'll
> play it however you want me to play it.  As the merge-window is now
> open I'm going to eradicate rpi/for-next in any case.

Eradicate or reset? If you delete it, Stephen Rothwell will have a 
problem fetching it when creating linux-next. Usually to empty out the 
for-next branch, you'd reset it to some recent Linus tag; 3.18 seems 
like a good one at present.

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