IBM 440GX, Ocotea...

Jaap-Jan Boor jjboor at
Wed Mar 24 03:57:47 EST 2004


In addition to this nice tree discussion, I've a question:
from what 'official ppc' tree do patches eventually get into the
official linux kernel tree(s) at
only linuxppc-2.4? Or all?



On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 17:44, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Dear Tolunay,
> in message <12605. at> you wrote:
> >
> > > A more up-to-date implementation seems to be in the
> > > "linuxppc-2.4" tree. Are there some open issues or known
> > > problems? I realized that the L2 cache has been disabled
> > > recently:
> >
> > Regarding BitKeeper trees, I was told that
> > linuxppc_2_4_devel tree is now dead and all commits are done against
> > linuxppc-2.4. Perhaps maintainers can clarify that in more detail. My
> > 405GP snapshot is coming from linuxppc-2.4.
> Officially linuxppc-2.4 is the official tree ;-) But  then  it  seems
> that  there  is  still a lot of difference between linuxppc_2_4_devel
> and linuxppc-2.4, and I think you can find new features in both trees
> that are not (yet?) present in the other tree.
> > There is also another linuxppc_2_4_devel tree maintained by DENX. I don't
> I guess Wolfgang Grandegger is aware of this. His other email address
> is <wg at> :-)
> But there are so many other trees. There is things like  the  ameslab
> tree or the Linux-Tiny Tree or CELinux source tree or ...
> > know the sync state between these two trees. It is my understanding that
> > DENX tree has some fixes that might not be in the BK trees.
> Our linuxppc_2_4_devel tree is in sync with the BK linuxppc_2_4_devel
> tree. But there is lots of additional stuff in out  tree  that  never
> made  it into the "official trees". So many of our contributions were
> rejected or delayed or ignored that I finally gave up.
> > IMHO, the community would be best served by single set of sources...
> Indeed. But I think this is as likely as a world without war :-(
> I would be perfectly happy if there was some plan or roadmap or  just
> a  description of the current state which says which tree is in which
> state, if it is maintained and by whom,  and  how  long  it  will  be
> maintained, and when or why or by whom it might be declared as "dead"
> (as  happened  with  the  linuxppc_2_4_devel  tree), or if anybody is
> actually taking care of the known problems, and when, etc.
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
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