[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 3/3] sunxi: add support for Linux 3.19

Daniel Golle daniel at makrotopia.org
Tue Feb 10 18:13:13 EST 2015

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 10:46:53PM +0100, John Crispin wrote:
> zoltan maintains the sunxi target. he might already have done work on
> this and might have some updates or whatever that he plans to
> incorporate. bumping a kernel maintained actively always has the risk
> of duplicating work and / or doing superfluous work

Well, yes, that's why I put Zoltan on CC for that patch (you can't
see that as the list server apparently removes CC's if the receiver
is among the list subscribers).

And sure, he might already have it ready himself or do things as he
likes to, e.g. more testing on all boards before pushing the commit.
I did this bump to 3.19 this morning because I was impatient to see if
framebuffer works as it was promissed for 3.19 on sun7i. And it does.
I was happy to see that and felt that it may make sense to publish my

Note that my motivation when porting the patches was my own curiosity
and it was fun doing it -- no matter, if any picks them up or not.
Just in case Zoltan starts working on 3.19 tomorrow, he'll already have
a reference point to start with.
If he already got it ready and just wants to do more testing before
pushing the commit -- fine, this might have been "a waste of time" when
looking at it from an economic point of view. Just that my motiviation
was self-education rather than just using my time as efficient as I can.

Is there anything wrong with that?
Or did anyone feel offended by that?


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