[PATCH] ppc: add support for new powerbooks

Andrew Morton akpm at osdl.org
Thu Nov 10 17:00:22 EST 2005

Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > I don't think I'm adding much value handling ppc/ppc64 patches, really. 
> > I'd prefer to get out of that business.
> > 
> > It would be better to have an arch maintainer who runs a git tree, same as
> > ia64, arm, etc.
> > 
> > And, given the amount of shared infrastructure, I suspect it would have to
> > be a single git tree for both architectures.
> > 
> > I'd still sweep up random ppc patches, but those will go into mainline via the
> > originator->mm->git-powerpc->linus route.
> > 
> > Possible?
> Well, I'm personally no fan of the git route as it causes us to have
> less review on the list imho

Well yes, that's a generic problem with subsystem trees.  I suppose one
could enforce processes which prevent it from happening.

> (too easy also for me to just bounce a
> patch to paulus to shove in his git tree :) though that's what I've been
> doing for the last few days at least. But if you prefer that way, yes,
> it's certainly possible.

OK, well please think about it.  It's not a ton of work at this end at
present, but a) you lazy bums don't ack most of the things I cc you on, so
it's rather open-loop and I don't know whether I'm merging wrong patches
and b) there's now increasing potential for patches in -mm to clash with
patches in Paul's git tree.

The latter can be solved easily enough: I add Paul's git tree to the -mm
lineup.   Gimme.

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