Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] DT bindings as ABI [was: Do we havepeople interested in device tree janitoring / cleanup?]

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Thu Jul 25 2013 - 17:53:30 EST

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 04:32:28PM -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
> One of the things I've been trying to square up in my head is how to
> retain the history of the binding when moving to the new tree. My
> current idea was to clone the kernel tree, add one patch deleting
> everything but the bindings and dts files, and one more patch moving
> things where we want them (arch/{powerpc,arm}/boot/dts -> dts).
> Then, as needed, we could merge a kernel version tag and delete
> everything we don't need (code) in the merge commit.
> The downside of this is it would be messy, the upside is that we could
> closely track the kernel tree (until the bindings and dts are moved
> out), and retain the history of the bindings and dts files.

It's *extremely* messy, but 'git filter-branch' might help to make a
clean tracking branch preserving history of just DT files. David
Woodhouse did something like that for the linux-firmware repo


Ben Hutchings
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