[RFC PATCH v6 3/3] arm: fix a migrating irq bug when hotplug cpu

Yang Yingliang yangyingliang at huawei.com
Mon Dec 14 22:59:45 PST 2015

Hi, Russell

On 2015/10/22 19:13, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 06:56:29PM +0800, Yang Yingliang wrote:
>> I described it in v2 cover letter and kept the change history in v6
>> cover letter. There is no comment on the change when patch the was
>> reviewing in v2, so I thought it's ok and I kept the change in the
>> next versions.
> Cover letters don't always get read, neither do changelogs.
> However, there's a principle here: never mix moving code around with
> changes to that code.  Always move code with as few changes as possible
> in one patch, and then make changes in a subsequent patch.
> The "few changes as possible" means that if you need to make changes
> for it to end up building in its new location, such as removing a
> 'static' or adding an 'EXPORT_SYMBOL' then those are fine, but the
> main body of the code should remain identical, even down to style.
> Any changes (such as, in this case, replacing pr_debug with pr_warn)
> should be done as a distinctly separate patch so that such changes
> are immediately obvious to reviewers.
>> Need I send a patch to the Thomas branch to revert the change ?
> I think wait for Thomas and Catalin to reply.  Your patch series is
> currently merged into two different trees (Thomas' and Catalin's
> trees) and what action is needed depends on how they want to handle
> it.
> The solutions are:
> * A patch to restore the pr_debug() which Thomas applies, and Catalin
>    and myself then pull Thomas' tree again, which potentially creates
>    a messier history.
> * Catalin drops the ARM64 change and Thomas' tree from the ARM64 tree,
>    Thomas drops the original commit, and we start again doing it
>    correctly.
> Which is up to Catalin and Thomas.
> I've dropped it from my tree as an easy way to fix the regression
> on ARM for the time being, pending the outcome of deciding how to
> fix this.

The regression had been fixed.
Do I need to put the patch in the patch system again ?


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