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From: Olof Johansson <>
To: Stephen Warren <>
Cc: Tony Prisk <>,
	Stephen Warren <>,
	Stephen Rothwell <>,
	Colin Cross <>,,,
	Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: Re: linux-next: manual merge of the tegra tree with the arm-soc tree
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:35:10 -0800
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Stephen Warren <> wrote:
> On 01/16/2013 09:27 AM, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM, Tony Prisk <> 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?

I'll send a patch to Linus at the end of the merge window, no need to
do it through a merge -- that way it's trivial for him to fixup a
merge conflict (and he can refuse to take it if he feels it's silly).

>>> 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?

Ah, yes, they should be sorted. But definitely not right now since
it'll just make things worse.


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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
2013-01-16 17:35           ` Olof Johansson [this message]
  -- 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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