[PATCH 0/3] Add DT support for netxbig LEDs

Gregory CLEMENT gregory.clement at free-electrons.com
Mon Mar 30 06:29:41 PDT 2015

Hi Simon,

>>> Hi Gregory, Andrew and Jason,
>>> This patch set seems stuck. I believe that Bryan is probably too busy to
>>> handle it...
>>> Is that possible to merge it via the mvebu tree ? Since only some LaCie
>>> boards are impacted, I think it could make sense.
>> Hi Simon
>> Hard one. I also have a driver stuck in led limbo.
>> Last time we took a fix via mvebu, it all went messy at the last
>> minute. We made it very clear to Bryon we planned to take a patch via
>> mvebu, we had queued it via mvebu, we had sent a pull request to
>> arm-soc, all with no reply from Bryon. Only at the last minute did he
>> jump in, pull it himself and send it to Linus. That caused Olof all
>> sorts of problems with his tree.
> It's also good to keep in mind the workflow of driver maintainers who push
> directly to Linus.  They send PRs during the merge window, and don't
> necessarily spend too much time in -next.  Which means, if they have good
> filters running on lkml, they just sit down a week or so before the merge
> window and apply everything they have pending.
> For those of us who are feeding arm-soc, and are accustomed to getting things
> in early, this can be nerve-wracking.
> Brian has demonstrated that he does pick things up and get them merged.  We
> just need to make sure that what he picks up is well tested and reviewed when
> he gets to it.  Since there won't be time for another revision before the merge
> window.  But hey, that's what -rc's are for.  :-P

At least what I can do is creating a led branch and merged it in the mvebu/for-next
branch. It will allow us to be more confident for the merge window.



>> To stop that happening again, i think we need an Acked-by from Bryan.
> I agree.

> thx,
> Jason.

Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
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