Re: linux-next: Requirements and process

From: Randy Dunlap
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 18:32:24 EST

On Sat, 3 May 2008 16:07:24 +1000 Stephen Rothwell wrote:

> In case it isn't clear, I need to be told where I can get a particular
> tree from and who should be contacted in case of problems (I do not troll
> through the MAINTAINERS file). I can currently handle git trees and
> quilt series. I am willing to consider other formats/scms. I also do
> not mind having multiple trees (or branches or series files) for a single
> subsystem/maintainer.
> Series files must be annotated with an indication of the place in Linus'
> tree that they are based on using the following format:
> # BASE <some identification of a place in Linus' tree>
> This base can be a SHA1 or a release tag or one of the ...-git<n> or the
> output from "git describe". Alternatively, you can be based on another
> tree in linux-next by using:
> # NEXT_BASE <name of a tree in linux-next>

What do we use for BASE or NEXT_BASE if the base tree is linux-next?
Just don't use these annotations?

> The names are in the Next/Trees file in each release and normally do not
> change.
> Also you may (if you like) delimit the parts of the series you want in
> linux-next by using:
> .
> .
> There can be multiple such sections.

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