[PATCH 1/1 Try#2] clean-fiq.patch (was Re: [PATCH 0/3] FIQ)

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Fri Feb 1 20:48:33 CET 2008

Andy Green wrote:
> They really want a trickle of patches over time they can
> digest without choking to death, not the "mochipatch"

*grin* True enough :-)

> of way patchutils enables -- sort of "patch domain arithmetic":

Hmm, "patch calculus" anyone ? ;-)

> if we effectively marked up the tree like stuff in /arch/arm/kernel is
> one kind of patch, stuff in /arch/arm/mach-s3c2440 is another and so on
> maybe there is a way through it all that gets you the mokopatch effect
> synthesized without the work.

That assumes that overlaps aren't a big deal. But we still do have
plenty of them :-(

What would be really light on upstream would be a collection of
patches that's basically

1/N fiq-generic (as a platform feature)
2/N neo1973-basis
3/N gta02-platform
4/N smedia-basis (device-independent)
5/M smedia-gta02-glue
6/N smedia-mmc
7/N smedia-mmc-gta02-glue

Then they could each be reviewed separately, then updated for final
submission. If any fail review completely, nothing if the failed
item would "leak" into the tree (such as some "here are all the
resources on that platform" file), but the patches following it would
have to be adjusted.

- Werner

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