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From: Stephen Warren <swarren@wwwdotorg.org>
To: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
Cc: Tony Prisk <linux@prisktech.co.nz>,
	Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>,
	linux-next@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: linux-next: manual merge of the tegra tree with the arm-soc tree
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:08:45 -0700
Message-ID: <50F6DE9D.5080906@wwwdotorg.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOesGMgr_f-XGHOdMW3ugfXbVaUc4EALrbfJD=XeOKixxrY8PA@mail.gmail.com>

On 01/16/2013 09:27 AM, Olof Johansson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM, Tony Prisk <linux@prisktech.co.nz> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2013-01-15 at 21:32 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
>>> On 01/15/2013 08:49 PM, Tony Prisk wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2013-01-16 at 14:14 +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> Today's linux-next merge of the tegra tree got a conflict in
>>>>> drivers/clocksource/Makefile between commit ff7ec345f0ec ("timer: vt8500:
>>>>> Move timer code to drivers/clocksource") from the arm-soc tree and commit
>>>>> ac0fd9eca3ba ("ARM: tegra: move timer.c to drivers/clocksource/") from
>>>>> the tegra tree.
>>>>>
>>>>> I fixed it up (see below) and can carry the fix as necessary (no action
>>>>> is required).
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I don't know about everyone else, but I feel the preference should be to
>>>> keep things alphabetized where possible to help avoid with merge
>>>> conflicts later on. This is always a problem when we start tacking
>>>> things on the end of lists.
>>>>
>>>> I realise this Kconfig is not alphabetized anyway, but it's never too
>>>> early to start on the 'right' path.
>>>
>>> Sounds like a good idea, but the issue is: When to do the initial sort
>>> so it doesn't conflict with all the adds in a kernel cycle... Post and
>>> immediately commit a new patch near the end of the merge window?
>>
>> Given that the maintainer can quite safely do the patch (sorry
>> maintainers), I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done at the
>> point where they stop accepting patches for the merge-window. Once the
>> patches are stopped, sort the list in one last patch.

That only works well if the one maintainer is the only person taking
patches for the drivers/clocksource tree. It might be true that the "one
maintainer" here ends up being arm-soc in this kernel cycle though?

>> It makes sense to get it done in this window if possible as the Kconfig
>> will only get bigger as time goes on, making sorting it more time
>> consuming.
> 
> Actually, Russell wen through and reordered these not long ago, if I
> remember correctly. The current ordering is the same as in the
> structure definition, and should be kept that way.

I think this is talking about Makefile entries rather than struct
definitions?

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Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-16  3:14 Stephen Rothwell
2013-01-16  3:49 ` Tony Prisk
2013-01-16  4:32   ` Stephen Warren
2013-01-16  4:52     ` Tony Prisk
2013-01-16 16:27       ` Olof Johansson
2013-01-16 17:08         ` Stephen Warren [this message]
2013-01-16 17:35           ` Olof Johansson
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-03-26 22:27 Stephen Rothwell
2020-03-27 13:18 ` Thierry Reding
2020-03-27 13:50   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-06-25  0:12 Stephen Rothwell
2015-12-02 11:46 Mark Brown
2013-03-18  4:31 Stephen Rothwell
2013-03-18 15:23 ` Stephen Warren
2013-03-18 15:49   ` Arnd Bergmann
2013-02-02 11:52 Stephen Rothwell
2013-02-02 11:45 Stephen Rothwell
2013-01-23  5:30 Stephen Rothwell
2013-01-23  5:25 Stephen Rothwell
2013-01-16  3:10 Stephen Rothwell
2013-01-16  3:12 ` Stephen Rothwell

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