[RESEND PATCH v1 0/4] Add support emac for the RK3036 SoC platform

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Dec 30 02:17:59 PST 2015

Hi David,

On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 2:48 AM, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
> From: Heiko Stübner <heiko at sntech.de>
> Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:27:55 +0100
>> Am Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2015, 15:53:14 schrieb David Miller:
>>> You have to submit this series properly, the same problem happend twice
>>> now.
>>> When you submit a series you should:
>>> 1) Make it clear which tree you expect these changes to be applied
>>>    to.  Here it is completely ambiguous, do you want it to go into
>>>    my networking tree or some other subsystem tree?
>>> 2) You MUST keep all parties informed about all patches for a series
>>>    like this.  That means you cannot drop netdev from patch #4 as
>>>    you did both times.  Doing this aggravates the situation for
>>>    #1 even more, because if a patch is not CC:'d to netdev it does
>>>    not enter patchwork.  And if it doesn't go into patchwork, I'm
>>>    not looking at it.
>> I guess that is some unfortunate result of git send-email combined with
>> get_maintainer.pl . In general I also prefer to see the whole series, but have
>> gotten such partial series from other maintainers as well in the past, so it
>> seems to be depending on preferences somewhat.
>> For the series at hand, the 4th patch is the devicetree addition, which the
>> expected way is me picking it up, after you are comfortable with the code-
>> related changes.
> Why would it not be appropriate for a DT file change to go into my tree
> if it corresponds to functionality created by the rest of the patches
> in the series?

Because the DT change is very likely to conflict with other DT changes.
That's why typically all DT changes go in through the platform/architecture

> It looks better to put it all together as a unit, via one series, with
> a merge commit containing your "[PATCH 0/N]" description in the commit
> message.



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