Re: [PATCH 0/7] MIPS: Move device-tree files to a common location

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Aug 25 2014 - 04:12:34 EST

On Sunday 24 August 2014 18:43:35 Rob Herring wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Olof Johansson <olof@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 03:56:42PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >>
> >> Another argument is that we plan to actually move all the dts files out of
> >> the kernel into a separate project in the future. We really don't want to
> >> have the churn of moving all the files now when they get deleted in one
> >> of the next merge windows.
> >
> > To be honest, I don't see that happening within the forseeable
> > future. Some of us maintainers like talking about this, but everyone who
> > actually develops have nightmares about this scenario. Nobody knows how
> > it'll be done without causing some real serious impact on productivity.
> >
> >> I don't know if we talked about whether that move should be done for
> >> all architectures at the same time. If that is the plan, I think it
> >> would be best to not move the MIPS files at all but also wait until
> >> they can get removed from the kernel tree.
> >
> > If MIPS can restructure now before things start growing, then I'd really
> > recommend that they do so and not hold off waiting on some event that
> > might never happen.
> Yes, I agree on both points.

Ok, fair enough.

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