patch status

Tirumala Reddy Marri tmarri at
Tue Dec 8 12:41:35 EST 2009

  Sorry for my ignorance that I did not copy you first. From now on I
will make sure you are cc'ed .  I will send you the copy of user manual
which is available on external website. 

  Should I send new patch with what is tested with this change or is it
enough to write in email ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Boyer [mailto:jwboyer at] 
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 4:53 PM
To: Tirumala Reddy Marri
Cc: benh at; linuxppc-dev at
Subject: Re: patch status

On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 02:01:58PM -0800, Tirumala Reddy Marri wrote:
>Hi Ben,
> Did you get the chance to review the patch I sent it on Dec-1 2009

Ben has to review lots of patches.  Please be patient.  Also, your patch
tracked via patchwork here:

so you can see the state as it progresses.

Further, it would have been helpful to CC the maintainer of the 4xx
(me) since it impacts that platform and you could have gotten some
review more
quickly.  I didn't notice it until this afternoon.

Lastly, your patch has lots of magical values in it.  While I have no
they are correct, I can't find any documentation for 460SX on the AMCC
aside from some small product briefs.  Perhaps I've overlooked the CPU
but since I don't have such a board or the manual for it, it would be
nice to
know what kind of testing has been done with this patch.  A simple
such as "tested on kernel <version> with a <network, raid, whatever>
card successfully" would go a long way.

This is not a rant or complaint about the code.  Just a reminder that
community doesn't always move at the pace we would all like :).  I'll
try and
look over the patch more carefully tomorrow.


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