[PATCH 0/2 RESEND] power: reset: Add syscon reboot/poweroff device nodes for APM X-Gene platform

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Wed Jul 22 11:20:33 PDT 2015

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Loc Ho <lho at apm.com> wrote:
> Hi Olof,,
>>>>> This patch set adds syscon reboot/poweroff device nodes to support reboot and
>>>>> poweroff features on X-Gene platform.
>>>>> Tai Nguyen (2):
>>>>>   power: reset: Add syscon reboot device node for APM X-Gene platform
>>>>>   power: reset: Add syscon poweroff device node for APM X-Gene Mustang platform
>>>>>  arch/arm64/boot/dts/apm/apm-mustang.dts |   12 ++++++++++++
>>>>>  arch/arm64/boot/dts/apm/apm-storm.dtsi  |   12 ++++++++++++
>>>>>  2 files changed, 24 insertions(+)
>>>> Hi,
>>>> It's unclear to me what you want to happen to these patches. They are
>>>> sent to a long list of to-recipients, one of which is arm at kernel.org. In
>>>> general, specify the person you want to take action on the patch in to
>>>> with the rest on cc.
>>> Is there an owner for all DT node files? Is that Catalina as he is
>>> owner for ARM64 arch folder?
>> The ARM64 DT changes get merged through arm-soc, i.e. they get sent to
>> arm at kernel.org by the platform maintainers and picked up by us from
>> there (Arnd, Kevin or myself).
>>>> We generally ask that patches first go to the subarch maintainers,
>>>> and they in turn send it on to us (either through a pull request or
>>>> by sending the patches to be applied). In the case of X-Gene, there is
>>>> no general platform maintainer so we keep getting patches from various
>>>> engineers at APM and it's unclear to us what your intentions are.
>>>> I'd prefer to see one (to start with) person in charge of these (i.e. one
>>>> maintainer from the APM side). Please add that person to the MAINTAINERS
>>>> file as well.
>>> Are you suggesting that we have one person to start an GIT with
>>> kernel.org to keep all these misc ack'ed patches for X-Gene (APM) that
>>> don't seems to have an maintainer/home. Then request an pull by you?
>> Pull requests are convenient for us, but if it's just a patch or two,
>> sending them directly in email is fine as well.
> If there is an chance in pulling this power off/reset patches for
> 4.2-rc4, can you pull in as patches? Otherwise, we will go the GIT
> pull request.

We can definitely pick them up and queue them for 4.3 (see below). We
normally want the bulk of patches before -rc4/5, but we take smaller
updates closer to the merge window as well.

>> What I want to avoid is a large number of people sending us patches
>> directly, which is why we ask for platform maintainers to coordinate
>> and aggregate patches to send on to us. That way we have one person
>> down the chain that we knows how we want the code delivered, and that
>> can do a round of reviews before we get it.
> We will get an GIT setup up for this and Duc Dang will contact you for
> pull request when ready.

Ok, sounds good. If you have people in the bay area that need PGP keys
signed for this, I'd be happy to help.

As far as the current DT patches, there's been several sent by
different people. Please aggregate them into one patch series and send
that (as git send-email is fine) to us to queue for 4.3.



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