Re: [PATCH] ARM: dts: n900: Include adp1653 device
From: Pali RohÃr
Date: Wed Jan 27 2016 - 05:02:48 EST
On Thursday 21 January 2016 16:54:08 Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:38:57AM -0800, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> > * Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxx> [160121 02:19]:
> > > On Thu 2016-01-21 09:29:10, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > > The merge window is open, which is when development code that was merged
> > > > in good time prior to the merge window is sent upstream to Linus. Linux
> > > > maintainers may choose not to merge new code into their tree to avoid
> > > > disrupting the utility of linux-next until the merge window has
> > > > closed.
> > >
> > > Support for new hardware is normally allowed after -rc1.
> > Yeah most maintainers avoid looking at new code until -rc1. Or until
> > regresssions are out of the way. So patience please. Fixes are
> > welcome any time though.
> Indeed. However, unlike Pavel's comment, many maintainers choose not
> to merge code for new hardware until the merge window - it's very rare
> that support for new hardware is merged during the -rc phase.
> If it were otherwise, I would've been able to get the Hummingboard 2
> DTS patches in, or the etnaviv team would've been able to get the
> Etnaviv GPU DRM driver in during the 4.4-rc cycle, or the Dove PMU
> driver, or... etc.
> Practically, new code waits for merge windows, because no one wants
> to de-stabilise the progression of the -rc series with new code, and
> Linus wants to see -rc merges fairly quiet and be mostly bug fixes
> so he can feel good about a final release around -rc6 to -rc7 time.
In my opinion this patch is not support for new hardware. It just add
missing DT definition for one specific board for HW which was added to
linux kernel in v4.2-rc1 version. For me it looks like that needed DT
definition was forgotten...