Please pull logfs tree

From: JÃrn Engel
Date: Sat Mar 06 2010 - 16:39:25 EST

Hi Linus,

in principle this should be a simple pull request. But as Stephen
noted, the logfs tree conflicts with a patch from hch and I am unsure
how best to proceed.

On Mon, 1 March 2010 16:04:45 +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> I am carrying a few merge fixup patches in linux-next that I thought you
> might want a heads up about. Hopefully, these will be fixed before you
> see them, but just in case, here they are (in no particular order).
> This could also be taken as a reminder to the respective maintiners that
> they may want to do a merge of your tree before asking you to pull theirs.
> [...]
> 5) The vfs[9] tree modifies the write_inode method API (commit
> 716c28c0bc8bcbdd26e819f38dfc8fdfaafc0289 "pass writeback_control to
> ->write_inode") and the logfs[10] tree adds a write_inode method (commit
> 5db53f3e80dee2d9dff5e534f9e9fe1db17c9936 "[LogFS] add new flash file
> system"), so:

I see three solutions that are remotely sane.

1) pull git://
and apply the patch at the bottom yourself.

2) pull git://
A tree with the patch applied that won't work standalone but will work
after being pulled into your tree (tested locally).

3) pull git://
A tree that merged your tree and the logfs tree, then has the patch
applied. Works standalone but has an additional merge commit.

I would slightly prefer option 2), but you surely know better.

PS: And trees 2) and 3) haven't made it over from yet.
Not sure if I made a mistake or simply have to wait longer.


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