Re: [net-next PATCH v2 0/9] Multiple cleanup and feature for qca8k

From: Vladimir Oltean
Date: Sun Nov 21 2021 - 20:29:20 EST

On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 02:03:04AM +0100, Ansuel Smith wrote:
> This is a reduced version of the old massive series.
> Refer to the changelog to know what is removed from this.
> net: dsa: qca8k: fix MTU calculation
> net: dsa: qca8k: fix internal delay applied to the wrong PAD config

Since patchwork has auto build hooks now, it doesn't detect dependencies
to other trees like "net" in this case, and your patches will fail to
apply without the other ones you've mentioned, which in turn will make
the builds fail. Patches without clean build reports aren't accepted, so
you'll have to resend either way. Your options are:
(a) wait until the bugfix patches get applied to "net", and Jakub and/or
David send the networking pull request for v5.16-rc3 to Linus, then
they'll merge the "net" tree into "net-next" quickly afterwards and
your patches apply cleanly. Last two "net" pull requests were
submitted on Nov 18th and 12th, if that is any indication as to when
the next one is going to be.
(b) base your patches on "net-next" without the bug fixes, and let
Jakub/David handle the merge conflict when the'll merge "net" into
"net-next" next time. Please note that if you do this, there is a
small chance that mistakes can be made, and you can't easily
backport patches to a stable tree such as OpenWRT if that's what
you're into, since part of the delta will be in a merge commit, and
there isn't any simple way in which you can linearize that during
cherry-pick time, if you're picking from divergent branches.