[PATCHv2 1/4] of: make of_update_property() usable earlier in the boot process

Rob Herring robherring2 at gmail.com
Tue May 13 09:58:08 PDT 2014

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Jason Cooper,
> On Tue, 13 May 2014 11:30:06 -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
>> > Well, I guess it's a per-maintainer choice:
>> >
>> > git log | grep "^Fixes:"
>> >
>> >     Fixes: 54fe26a900bc528f3df1e4235cb6b9ca5c6d4dc2 ('ARM: mvebu: Add thermal quirk for the Armada 375 DB board')
>> Well, just because the maintainer is an idiot and didn't catch it isn't
>> an excuse to continue the behavior. ;-)

To be fair, documentation was added last week! I only noticed now
because I just found and read the documentation. In the future, I'll
probably forget and not notice thus becoming an idiot again. ;)

> Yes, no problem :)
>> >     Fixes: 54397d85349f ("ARM: kirkwood: Relocate PCIe device tree nodes")
>> >     Fixes: a7d4f81821f7 ('ARM: mvebu: Add support for NOR flash device on Openblocks AX3 board')
>> >     Fixes: b484ff42df47 ('ARM: mvebu: Add support for NOR flash device on Armada XP-DB board')
>> >     Fixes: c971ff185f64 ("leds: leds-pwm: Defer led_pwm_set() if PWM can sleep")
>> >     Fixes: abccd00f8af2 ('btrfs: Fix 32/64-bit problem with BTRFS_SET_RECEIVED_SUBVOL ioctl')
>> >     Fixes: ee1e0994ab1bd (regulator: s5m8767: Use GPIO for controlling Buck9/eMMC)
>> >     Fixes: 652ed95d5fa6 (cpufreq: introduce cpufreq_generic_get() routine)
>> >
>> > Somewhat inconsistent :-)
>> Yeah, I can go either way on the single quotes/double quotes.  The
>> 12-character hash definitely increases readability, though.
> I must say I never understood the logic here. We used to use 8 digit
> hashes, and then we had collisions. So it means that if we look at the
> Git history now, some of these 8 digit hashes no longer uniquely
> identify a commit.
> To fix this up, we moved to use 12 digit hashes. But that's just
> pushing the problem a bit further away, no? There will be some
> collision at some point, and therefore in the future 652ed95d5fa6 may
> no longer be a unique identifier for the "cpufreq: introduce
> cpufreq_generic_get() routine" commit, and therefore people reading the
> Git history 3 or 5 years from now will see non-unique identifiers in
> 'Fixes:' fields.

You could assume that the first match with "git log --online <commit
with fix> | grep <commit with bug>" is the offending commit and will
always work with only a few digits.

If it really becomes a frequent issue, we could add a git rev-parse
option to only look at ancestor commits to resolve hashes.


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