[PATCH 1/2] ARM: mvebu: Netgear RN104: Use Hardware BCH ECC

Arnaud Ebalard arno at natisbad.org
Sun Sep 7 02:19:19 PDT 2014

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:

> On Sat, 06 Sep 2014 22:49:25 +0200, Arnaud Ebalard wrote:
>> Fixes: 0373a558bd79 ("ARM: mvebu: Enable NAND controller in ReadyNAS 104 .dts file")
>> Depends-on: 5b3e507820c6 ("mtd: nand: pxa3xx: Use ECC strength and step size devicetree binding")
> Maybe it's worth noting that it's not a build dependency: your commit
> changing the Device Tree files can perfectly be applied without the
> NAND ECC strength and step size bindings. Of course, it will have no
> effect on an older kernel that doesn't support those bindings, but it
> will not cause a build failure.

Yes. To be more explicit, if the patches are candidates for stable, I
think they are only useful for 3.16.y (3.16 is the first kernel with
5b3e507820c6). As you point, backporting down to 3.14 would not hurt
but would only be decorative.



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