Re: [PATCH] drm/i2c: tda998x: don't register the connector

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Thu Sep 22 2016 - 08:10:19 EST

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 04:22:40AM -0700, Sean Paul wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:51 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 11:39:18AM +0100, Brian Starkey wrote:
> >> Actually, could you please hold off picking this up? We need to make
> >> changes in mali-dp and hdlcd or this will mess up their registration.
> >> I will send those patches later today, but better if this all goes in
> >> together (whenever that ends up being).
> >
> > Sorry, but I'm annoyed with this - the impression being given was that
> > I was holding up this patch by not testing it on Armada, and I brought
> > up the issue about registration at the beginning of this.
> >
> > Now we're _just_ finding out that there are drivers where removing the
> > connector registration in tda998x causes them to break? It's a bit
> > late to be checking your own drivers when you've been chasing me...
> >
> > Sorry, but it sounds like we're not ready to make this change - and as
> > it's the very last day that changes will appear in linux-next prior to
> > the merge window (assuming Linus releases 4.8 on Sunday), I'd suggest
> > holding off until after the merge window is over, so we can get some
> > testing with these other two drivers with this change in place.
> >
> sigh. I just pushed my queue to drm-misc, which included this patch.
> Sounds like I should revert?

Why did you do push it _without_ an ack from the maintainer of the
driver when the comments on the list were clearly indicating that it
was waiting for testing and such an ack?

There's something horribly wrong with the process here.

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