RE: [PATCH v1] ARM: dts: imx6sl-evk: keep sw4 always on

From: Anson Huang
Date: Sun Jul 01 2018 - 21:03:20 EST

Anson Huang
Best Regards!

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> Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] ARM: dts: imx6sl-evk: keep sw4 always on
> Hi Anson,
> On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 9:57 PM, Anson Huang <anson.huang@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Just want to know how to handle such case? The kernel patch will never
> > be applied or is there any way to make kernel patch and dtb patch
> > applied together to avoid any breakage?
> We always want to avoid breaking a working dtb when it is used with a newer
> kernel.
> In this case we need to revert the kernel patch as it causes regression with old
> dtbs.

So that mean such kind of kernel patch will never be into kernel? Even if it is a
necessary patch for fixing some other issues? I just wonder how this case being