Re: linux-next: manual merge of the mfd tree with Linus' tree

From: Grant Likely
Date: Sat Mar 24 2012 - 20:31:29 EST

On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:41:39 +0100, Samuel Ortiz <sameo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 02:32:37PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > Hi Samuel,
> >
> > Today's linux-next merge of the mfd tree got a conflict in
> > drivers/mfd/twl-core.c between commits 5769089ac725 ("mfd: twl-core.c:
> > Fix the number of interrupts managed by twl4030"), 75294957be1d
> > ("irq_domain: Remove 'new' irq_domain in favour of the ppc one") and
> > 964dba283439 ("devicetree: Add empty of_platform_populate() for !
> > CONFIG_OF_ADDRESS (sparc)") from Linus' tree and commits 9e1786202704
> > ("mfd: Make twl-core not depend on pdata->irq_base/end") and 78518ffa08fc
> > ("mfd: Move twl-core IRQ allocation into twl[4030|6030]-irq files") from
> > the mfd tree.
> >
> > I *think* that the right thing to do is to use the version from the mfd
> > tree ...
> That's correct.
> I have a for-next-merge branch where I usually have the merge conflicts with
> Linus tree fixed, in case you're interested.
> > I do wonder why I only got this now (in the merge window) ...
> I got a pull request from Benoit a couple days before the merge window opened.
> Then I realized part of the pull request contained a merge of one of Grant's
> branch. So I wanted to wait for Grant's code to get in before picking the mfd
> work on top of it. I didn't want to send a pull request to Linus with a merge
> point for something that would have been already merged. Maybe I was wrong,
> you tell me.

It should have gone into linux-next before then. Waiting for my tree
to hit linus' tree defeats the purpose of linux-next. Now you're
branch hasn't had any testing and therefore is a risky merge.

If you've got a branch you intend to send to Linus, then it really
needs to be in linux-next. If that branch depends on another branch,
that's fine; you can still hold off actually sending the pull req to
Linus until the dependency makes it in. Better yet, *ask*.


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