Including Raspberry Pi -next trees in linux-next

Stephen Warren swarren at
Tue Jan 5 14:52:40 PST 2016

On 01/05/2016 03:32 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:26:33 +0100 Arnd Bergmann <arnd at> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 05 January 2016 13:22:49 Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>>>> branches:
>>>>>> drm-vc4-next
>>>>>> bcm2835-dt-next
>>>>>> bcm2835-soc-next
>>>>>> bcm2835-drivers-next
>>>>>> bcm2385-defconfig-next
>>>>>> (bcm2835-maintainers-next is a placeholder since we have nothing for it
>>>>>> this round)
>>> Typically maintainers merge everything together into a single "for-next"
>>> to maintain a reasonable set of branches. I guess it doesn't affect me
>>> so my opinion isn't too relevant though:-)
>> In my experience the common for-next branch works best because
>> you can change the set of branches that get merged into it as
>> needed. If there are 6 branches today, it's quite likely that there
>> will be another one in the future and if only one branch gets
>> merged into for-next, you don't need to worry about updating the list.
> Certainly, that would be easier for me.  Though you may want to keep
> the drm-vc4-next branch separate since that get merged via a different
> tree (and can appear at a different point in my merge list).
> It does mean an extra step for you i.e. you would need to merge all the
> relevant branches into the single "for-next" branch, but that should
> not be too big an imposition.

FWIW, I almost always build/test the for-next branch rather than (or 
sometimes in addition to) the individual branches, and since I do so 
much with that branch, I use some scripts to automate generating it, and 
pushing all the branches to The Tegra version of those 
scripts is at:


In particular, see and its configuration file Also does all the pushes.

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