Re: drivers/drm/i915 maintenance process

From: Jesse Barnes
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 16:36:45 EST

On Sat, 04 Jun 2011 23:05:23 -0700
"Keith Packard" <keithp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 1) drm-intel-next
> This contains work destined for the 'next' release, it may include
> new functionality and performance enhancements. It may also cause
> regressions on some hardware. The tip of this tree will be sent
> to Dave Airlie for inclusion in the kernel during the next
> merge window. I've already sent all of what is on this branch
> to him for 3.0
> This tree should be tested during the development process to try and
> catch bugs and regressions before they are merged. The most critical
> time for testing this is just *before* the release of the current RC
> kernel version as that is when it should have most of the code
> planned for the *next* release.
> 2) drm-intel-fixes
> This contains bug fixes after the merge window has closed. I will
> fast-forwarded to each RC when possible so that we test the fully
> integrated kernel for regressions.
> This tree should be tested during the stabilization process after RC1
> comes out as patches are applied.

Can you keep drm-intel-next fairly up to date with respect to the fixes
branch? I.e. keep it a superset of drm-intel-fixes for the most part?

In PCI-land, this means re-basing my -next tree periodically before the
merge window opens (though not right before the merge window unless
something unexpected happens, like a patch needing to be dropped; in
that case I'll delay the merge window push a bit to allow for more

Downstream PCI developers requested this since it makes feature
development much easier (you get all the bug fixes destined for Linus
while working on a new feature for the next window), and as a
downstream gfx developer I'd like to see this on the Intel side as
well, unless other developers have big objections...

Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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