Re: [PATCH V4 linux-next 00/12] VDPA support for Mellanox ConnectX devices

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Date: Wed Aug 05 2020 - 16:01:17 EST

On Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 04:01:58PM +0300, Eli Cohen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 08:48:52AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > >
> > > Did you merge this?:
> > > git pull git:// mlx5-next
> >
> >
> > I can only merge this tree if no one else will. Linus does not like
> > getting same patches through two trees.
> >
> > Is this the case? Is mlx5-next going to be merged through
> > my tree in this cycle?
> >
> Saeed Mahameed from Mellanox (located in California) usuaally sends out
> net patches. So he's supposed to send that to Dave Miller.
> I think Saeed should answer this. Let's wait a few more hours till he
> wakes up.

- merge vdpa through Saeed's tree. I can ack that, we'll need to
resolve any conflicts by merging the two trees and show the
result to Linus so he can resolve the merge in the same way.
- extract just the necessary patches that are needed for vdpa and
merge through my tree.
- if Saeed sends his pull today, it's likely it will be merged
early next week. Then I can rebase and send a pull with your patches
on top. A bit risky.
- do some tricks with build. E.g. disable build of your code,
and enable in Saeed's tree when everything is merged together.
Can be somewhat hard.