Re: [PATCH v9 1/8] ARM: aurora-l2: add prefix to MAX_RANGE_SIZE
From: Russell King - ARM Linux admin
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 17:16:10 EST
On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 09:13:11PM +0000, Chris Packham wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 22:07 +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin
> > On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 08:56:05PM +0000, Chris Packham wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 10:13 +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin
> > > wrote:
> > > > Just send the single patch to the patch tracker - having it against
> > > > 5.3-rc is fine (I don't think anything has changed for a long time
> > > > with that file.)
> > >
> > > Done
> > > https://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/viewpatch.php?id=8902/1
> > >
> > > I'm still not entirely sure what to put for the KernelVersion tag. In
> > > hindsight think I misinterpreted your comment above and set it to 5.3rc
> > > (where you meant a series based on 5.3-rcX should apply cleanly). It
> > > probably should have been next or master because it's way past the
> > > merge window for 5.3.
> > Think about it as "which kernel version was _this_ patch generated
> > against" - it's a guide for me to know which kernel version it
> > should be applied to. The nearest Linus release (rc or final) is
> > generally sufficient.
> > If it doesn't apply to my current base, then I might check out that
> > version, apply it there, and then merge it in, resolving any
> > conflicts during the merge.
> > It started off with a different purpose: when we had the older
> > development system, such as the 2.x series kernels, we would have
> > even x being the current stable kernels, and concurrently we'd
> > also have x+1 as the development series. When someone sent me a
> > patch back then, it was important to know which kernel series it
> > was meant for.
> > I decided not to get rid of it because it provides useful
> > information when patches don't apply, and gives more options
> > than me just discarding the patch with a comment saying it
> > doesn't apply.
> Thanks for the info. So 5.3-rc is not as wrong as I thought it was.
> One could even summarize the above as.
> git format-patch --add-header \
> "KernelVersion: $(git describe --abbrev=0 HEAD)"
Yep, I should probably update the patch system help with that, and
actually strip out everything about the old diff and patch way of
RMK's Patch system: https://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/
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