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

From: Stephen Warren
Date: Thu Jul 25 2013 - 20:36:38 EST

On 07/25/2013 02:53 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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
> initially.

Ian Campbell is already working on exactly this solution:

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