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

Lee Jones lee.jones at
Tue Dec 9 00:21:12 PST 2014

On Mon, 08 Dec 2014, Stephen Warren wrote:

> 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.

Yes, in this case eradicate == `git reset <blah>`.

Lee Jones
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