Re: [GIT PULL] Staging/IIO driver patches for 4.9-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Oct 05 2016 - 12:32:10 EST

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Here is the big staging and IIO driver pull request for 4.9-rc1.
> There are a lot of patches in here, the majority due to the
> drivers/staging/greybus/ subsystem being merged in with full development
> history that went back a few years, in order to preserve the work that
> those developers did over time. This was done the same way that btrfs
> was merged into the tree, so all should be ok there.

So I certainly have nothing against merging the development history
this way - as you say we've done this before.

However, before I pull this, I do want to understand why pulling it
makes sense in the first place.

I realize that people (very much including you personally) have spent
lots of effort on greybus, but excuse my somewhat indelicate question:
is there any *point* to merging greybus support?

Is anything ever going to use it? With project Ara being dead, where
else would you find users? Please fill me in on details - at the very
least, even if there realyl *are* good reasons to merge it, that's the
kind of information that should go into the pull request and into the
merge message.