Re: linux-next: manual merge of the char-misc tree with the lightnvm tree

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Nov 22 2016 - 02:58:14 EST

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 06:29:08PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi all,
> Today's linux-next merge of the char-misc tree got a conflict in:
> drivers/lightnvm/core.c
> between commit:
> 7b0d392f6957 ("lightnvm: remove sysfs configuration interface")
> from the lightnvm tree and commit:
> 389b2a1c0e90 ("lightnvm: make core.c explicitly non-modular")
> from the char-misc tree.
> I fixed it up (the former removed the code that was commented by the
> latter, so I just removed it) and can carry the fix as necessary. This
> is now fixed as far as linux-next is concerned, but any non trivial
> conflicts should be mentioned to your upstream maintainer when your
> tree is submitted for merging. You may also want to consider
> cooperating with the maintainer of the conflicting tree to minimise any
> particularly complex conflicts.
> I do wonder why commit 389b2a1c0e90 is in the char-misc tree and not
> the lightnvm or block trees?

Because of a call to builtin_misc_device() which came into the char-misc
tree. Thanks for resolving the merge issue.

greg k-h