[PATCH] ppc: add support for new powerbooks

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Fri Nov 11 03:44:04 EST 2005

On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 09:38:37PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> >
> > Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
> I don't think I'm adding much value handling ppc/ppc64 patches, really. 
> I'd prefer to get out of that business.

Main benefit for me, as a patch submitter, is that you consistently,
always, ACK when you pick up or drop a patch. In other words, I don't
have to go polling a tree to see if it made it in or not.

> 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?

I'm fine with all that; to be honest I haven't been certain where the
smaller ppc/ppc64 patches should go during this whole merge business (or
after, for that matter).

If Paulus wants to start an arch tree, that's fine with me. I do share
Ben's opinion about less review though, I guess we'll just have to deal
with that.

Also, Paul, I kindly request some sort of ACK mechanism similar to
Andrew's when patches are picked up. :-)



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