Re: [GIT PULL] Staging driver patches for 4.6-rc1

From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Mar 18 2016 - 11:23:56 EST

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:19:04PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 8:25 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Ok, the diffstat below seems "odd" in that I had done a merge with my
> > char-misc tree to resolve some merge issues a while ago, and that tree
> > is now in your tree, so the diffstat shouldn't be showing it (I updated
> > my master branch), but somehow it is.
> When there isn't a single well-defined common base for the merge
> (which happens when you cross-merge, but also if you have multiple
> different bases internally and then merge inside one branch), the "git
> diff" output will pick one of the (multiple) common bases, and use
> that as the base of the diff.
> That usually works fine, but it can also give wildly wrong diffstat
> results, simply because the only way to get the final real diff would
> be to just do the merge.

Ah, ok, that makes more sense, thanks.

> > Also, there are a number of conflicts here when merging with your tree.
> > both modified: drivers/media/dvb-frontends/mn88473.c
> > deleted by them: drivers/staging/dgap/dgap.c
> > both modified: drivers/staging/lustre/lnet/libcfs/linux/linux-crypto.c
> > both modified: drivers/staging/media/davinci_vpfe/davinci_vpfe_user.h
> > both modified: include/linux/irqdomain.h
> >
> > I can fix these up and resend this with a merged tree pull request if
> > you want me to, it's your call.
> No, all good. I've already merged it, I'm just waiting for the build
> test to finish before pushing out the end result.
> You might want to double-check the end result, but nothing looked
> particularly odd.

All looks good, thanks for doing the merge.

greg k-h