Re: [PATCH 1/7] [RFC] Mainline BG/P platform support

From: Josh Boyer
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 07:00:12 EST

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:24:49PM -0500, Eric Van Hensbergen wrote:
>The Linux kernel patches for the IBM BlueGene/P have been open-sourced
>for quite some time, but haven't been integrated into the mainline Linux
>kernel source tree. This is the first patch series of several where I
>will attempt to cleanup and mainline the already public patches. I
>welcome feedback as well as any help I can get. I'm drawing on
>the patches available for the IBM Compute Node kernel, the ZeptoOS project
>and the Kittyhawk project.
>(all available from
>I'll be prioritizing core patches which are harder to keep current with
>mainline due to merge conflicts and then slowly incorporating the drivers
>and other extensions (if acceptable after community review).
>I'll be maintaining the patchset in my repository
>(/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ericvh/bluegene.git) under the bluegene
>branch with the source repos (zepto, kittyhawk, ibmcn) available in
>respective branches. Ben - if you would prefer me to send pull requests
>once we get rolling, I can switch to that -- otherwise I'll stick to
>just submitting patches to the list assuming you'll pull them when they
>become acceptable. Thanks for your attention reviewing these patches.

This is going to get slightly messy if there are lots of changes in
platforms/44x and/or head_44x.S. Most 4xx changes go through my tree,
and I'm happy to pull from your tree once things get off the ground. We
just need to make sure and coordinate as we go.

My tree is fairly low-churn (as is all of 4xx) so hopefully I'm worried
for nothing.

>Signed-off-by: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@xxxxxxxxx>
> MAINTAINERS | 8 ++++++++
> 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>index 69f19f1..3ffca88 100644
>@@ -3863,6 +3863,14 @@ S: Maintained
> F: arch/powerpc/platforms/40x/
> F: arch/powerpc/platforms/44x/
>+M: Eric Van Hensbergen <ericvh@xxxxxxxxx>
>+L: bg-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>+T: git git://
>+S: Maintained
>+F: arch/powerpc/platforms/44x/bgp*

This should probably be the last patch in the series. You have a file
pattern listed for files that don't exist at all in any of the other
patches you submitted :).

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