arRe: [PATCH net-next 2/2] net: hns: enet specisies a reference to dsaf (config and documents)
Yankejian (Hackim Yim)
yankejian at huawei.com
Wed Dec 9 02:23:48 PST 2015
On 2015/12/9 18:00, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 December 2015 17:25:13 Yankejian wrote:
>> thanks a lot for pointing it out.
>> It is great regret that this change breaks compatibility with old dtbs.
>> this is a new driver which is run on developing boards, and all the
>> clients' boards are developing boards. So we provide them a method to
>> update the firmware on the board, once we update the dtsi and kernel,
>> we require our clients to update the existed firmware and kernel.
>> Therefore, these changes is actually under control. Shall we treat this
>> by this way?
> Ok, if you can show that the incompatible change is safe to do, that's
> fine. Just put the explanation above into the patch description to
> document that you have considered the effects of the change, and
> to ensure that it gets done atomically.
> Also, you have to merge the two patches into one to allow bisection,
> or do a series of three patches that need to be applied in order:
> 1. add ae-handle property
> 2. change driver to use that property
> 3. remove ae-name property
Ok, thanks for your good advices.
i will change it in V2 PATCH.
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