Re: [PATCH] bcm2835-audio: Fix checkpatch errors

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Feb 13 2017 - 07:03:46 EST

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 08:49:06AM +0800, Man Choy wrote:
> A quick question, I just updated my linux-next tree last night,
> checkout tag "next-20170210" and working on the cleanup. How do I
> double check my current working file already been updated by someone
> else to avoid the duplicate work? As of now, the latest linux-next
> tree tag is still "next-20170210"

linux-next is usually a day or so behind my tree, due to the time
differences when it is created and why I usually do work.

You can work off of my staging-next branch in my staging.git tree on, that is the most up-to-date branch that ends up in
linux-next. I also use staging-testing, to test things, but I would not
recommend that for you as it can be rebased and would be a pain to work

It's ok that conflicts happen, that's how kernel development works,
sometimes people send in the same change minutes from each other, so I
have to take the one that was sent first. It's ok, just move on and
work on something else if you really want to.

> I am on eudyptula challenge and this is my first attempt to send
> kernel patch, sorry about the silly question ;)

It's not silly, it comes up all the time.

good luck!

greg k-h