Re: HTC Dream aka. t-mobile g1 support

From: Ryan Mallon
Date: Thu Jun 11 2009 - 17:28:43 EST

Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> I think that you, as the ARM maintainer, should continue gathering all
> the ARM subarchitectures into a coherent ARM tree and arbitrate
> conflicts when they occur. You should especially keep a tight control
> on the very core ARM code. But everything under arch/arm/mach-* you
> should let people maintaining those have control of that themselves and
> free yourself from that responsibility as much as possible. The current
> directory structure is quite indicative of where the boundaries are
> already. This way, if I make a mess of arch/arm/mach-orion5x/* then you
> just need to pass the blame straight to me.

That works okay for the more popular sub-architectures like pxa, etc,
where there are a lot of people to review code and sort out issues
between themselves. However, for the architecture I do most of my work
on, ep93xx, there are basically two of us, Hartley and myself, doing
active work.

It seems a bit dodgy if all the patches to ep93xx are written by one of
us and acked by the other with no input from anybody else. It would be
very easy for the ep93xx code to become and complete mess, and lack any
coherency with the other sub-archs. I prefer having Russell, or somebody
else, at least have a glance at the patches before they get applied.


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